Grey Partridge Perdix perdix

Family: Phasianidae (Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse)

Authority: (Linnaeus, 1758)

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (extent of occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population is extremely large, but is estimated to be declining at a slow to moderate rate, but that this rate does currently approach the thresholds for listing as threatened. As such it is assessed as Least Concern.
Extensive monitoring across the native range is necessary for the timely detection of any potential increase in the rate of population reduction.

Population size: 3300000-5300000 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 16,900,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Realm - Nearctic
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Perdix perdix. Downloaded from on 29/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 29/02/2024.