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Barbary Partridge

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Photo by Mehd Halaouate Central Morocco, October 2004
Photo by Mehd Halaouate
Central Morocco, October 2004
Alectoris barbara


[edit] Identification

34–38 cm (13¼-15 in)

  • Light grey face and throat
  • Broad rufous neck collar with white spots
  • Dark reddish brown central crown stripe
  • Blue grey shoulders and back
  • Rufous-streaked white flanks
  • Red legs

Sexes similar

[edit] Distribution

Southern Europe and northern Africa.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

Alectoris barbara has four subspecies[1]:

  • A. b. koenigi:
  • A. b. barbara:
  • A. b. spatzi:
  • A. b. barbata:

[edit] Habitat

Dry, open and often hilly country.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Breeding

The nest is a ground scrape. The 8-16 eggs are incubated for 24 days.

[edit] Diet

The diet includes insects and seeds.

[edit] Vocalisation

Call: tree-tree-tree chehche

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  3. Collins Bird Guide ISBN 0 00 219728 6

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