Grey Partridge Perdix perdix


Birkan, M.; Jacob, M. 1988. [The Grey Partridge]. Hatier, Paris.

del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J. 1994. Handbook of the Birds of the World, vol. 2: New World Vultures to Guineafowl. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

EBCC. 2015. Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme. European Bird Census Council. Available at:

Liukkonen-Anttila, T.; Uimaniemi, L.; Orell, M.; Lumme, J. 2002. Mitochondrial DNA variation and the phylogeography of the Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix) in Europe: from Pleistocene history to present day populations. J. Evol. Biol. 15: 971-982.

McGowan, P.J.K. and Kirwan, G.M. 2013. Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. and de Juana, E. (eds), Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive, Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

Palumbo, G. and Gallo-Orsi, U. 1999. Management Statement Italian Grey Partridge Perdix perdix italica. BirdLife.

Potts, G. R. 1986. The Partridge: pesticides, predation and conservation. Collins, London.

Further resources

IUCN SSC Galliformes Specialist Group

Detailed species account from Birds in Europe: population estimates, trends and conservation status (BirdLife International 2004)

Detailed species account from European Red List of Birds (BirdLife International 2015)

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Perdix perdix. Downloaded from on 19/08/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 19/08/2022.