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Barbary Partridge Alectoris barbara



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
AERC TAC. 2003. AERC TAC Checklist of bird taxa occurring in Western Palearctic region, 15th Draft. Available at: #http://www.aerc.eu/DOCS/Bird_taxa_of _the_WP15.xls#.
AERC TAC. 2003. AERC TAC Checklist of bird taxa occurring in Western Palearctic region, 15th Draft. Available at: #http://www.aerc.eu/DOCS/Bird_taxa_of _the_WP15.xls#.
Cramp, S. and Perrins, C.M. 1977-1994. Handbook of the birds of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The birds of the western Palearctic. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Cramp, S.; Perrins, C. M. 1977-1994. Handbook of the birds of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The birds of the western Palearctic. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
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Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Low
Land mass type Average mass -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 4,930,000
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 300000-800000 not applicable estimated 2012
Population trend Decreasing suspected -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulations - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.9 - - -

Population justification: The European population is estimated at 7,500-20,000 pairs, which equates to 15,000-40,100 mature individuals (BirdLife International 2015). Europe forms <5% of the global range so a very preliminary estimate of the global population size is approximately 300,000-800,000 mature individuals.

Trend justification: The species is declining owing to over-hunting and, locally, habitat loss caused by agricultural intensification (del Hoyo et al. 1994). In Europe the population size trend is unknown (BirdLife International 2015).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Algeria N Extant Yes
Chad N Extant Yes
Egypt N Extant Yes
Gibraltar (to UK) N Extant Yes
Italy N Extant Yes
Libya N Extant Yes
Mauritania N Extant Yes
Morocco N Extant Yes
Portugal I Extinct Yes
Spain N Extant Yes
Tunisia N Extant Yes
Western Sahara N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Gibraltar (to UK) Rock of Gibraltar
Spain Mountain of Agua, gully of Los Cochinos and gully of Cuevas Negras
Spain Arico pine woodland
Spain Centinela mountain and La Esquina plain
Spain Rasca lava fields-Guaza mountain-Las Mesas plain
Spain Garajonay National Park
Spain El Roque coastal cliffs
Spain Lanzarote islets
Spain Famara crag
Spain Haría-Tabayesco
Spain Famara sandy plain
Spain Plains of La Corona-Las Honduras
Spain El Mojón
Spain Tenegüime gully
Spain Lajares sandy plain-Cotillo-Ezquinzo
Spain Gully of Ajuí-Betancuria
Spain El Médano coast
Italy Asinara island, Piana island and Stintino peninsula
Italy Cape Caccia and Conte port
Italy Casaraccio pool, Stintino saltpans and Pilo pool
Italy Campo d'Ozieri
Italy Altopiano di Campeda
Italy Central Campidano
Italy Cuglieri coast
Italy Orosei Gulf, Supramonte and Gennargentu
Italy Altopiano di Abbasanta
Italy Oristano wetlands
Italy Mount Ferru of Tertenia
Italy Cagliari wetlands
Italy San Pietro and Sant'Antioco islands
Italy Capes and islands of south-eastern Sardinia
Italy Cape San Marco
Italy Mount Sette Fratelli and Sarrabus
Algeria Belezma
Libya Karabolli
Libya Jabal al Akhdar
Libya Bumbah Gulf
Libya Nefhusa
Libya Ghat oases
Morocco Jbel Moussa
Morocco Cap Spartel - Perdicaris
Morocco Parc Naturel de Talassemtane
Morocco Barrage Mohamed V
Morocco Canton Forestier de Sidi Bou Ghaba
Morocco Parc National de Tazekka
Morocco Jbel Zerhoun
Morocco Dwiyate
Morocco Parc Naturel d'Ifrane
Morocco Région Fouchal - Matarka
Morocco Aguelmane de Sidi Ali Ta'nzoult
Morocco Parc National du Haut Atlas Oriental
Morocco Oued Matil: Ksob
Morocco Parc National de Toubkal
Morocco Tarhazoute
Morocco Parc National de Souss-Massa and Aglou
Morocco Msseyed
Tunisia Ichkeul
Tunisia Jbel el Haouaria
Tunisia Plaines de Kairouan
Tunisia Sebkhet Kelbia
Tunisia Metbassta
Tunisia Barrage El Houareb
Tunisia Chaâmbi
Tunisia Îles Kerkennah
Tunisia Bouhedma
Tunisia Steppe de Gafsa
Tunisia Sebkhet Ennoual
Tunisia Sebkhet Sidi Mansour
Tunisia Côte de Zerkine et El Grine
Tunisia Golfe de Boughrara
Tunisia El Feidja
Italy Sinis and Oristano wetlands
Spain Llano Grande - Malpaís Grande - Malpaís Chico

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Forest Temperate suitable resident
Shrubland Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 3300 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation
Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Food - human - - - Non-trivial Recent
Pets/display animals, horticulture - - - International Non-trivial Recent
Sport hunting/specimen collecting - - - Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Alectoris barbara. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/08/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/08/2020.