LC
Sand Partridge Ammoperdix heyi



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 Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass -
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 4,200,000
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
Population trend Stable 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 - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.9 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be widespread and common (del Hoyo et al. 1994, Fuller et al. 2000).

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Egypt N Extant Yes
Ethiopia N Extant Yes
Israel N Extant Yes
Jordan N Extant Yes
Lebanon V Extant Yes
Oman N Extant Yes
Palestine N Extant Yes
Saudi Arabia N Extant Yes
Sudan N Extant Yes
Syria N Extant Yes
United Arab Emirates N Extant Yes
Yemen N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Palestine Mar Saba - Wadi Qadron
Palestine Jebel Al-Ras - Wadi Al-Makhrour
Egypt Nabq Protected Area
Egypt Gebel Elba
Egypt The Abraq area
Egypt St Katherine Protectorate
Egypt Gebel Maghara
Egypt Quseima
Egypt Wadi Gerafi
Egypt Ain Sukhna
Sudan Khor Arba'at
United Arab Emirates Jebel Hafeet
United Arab Emirates Masafi - Tayibah area
Israel Judean desert
Israel Northern Arava valley
Israel Cliffs of Zin and the Negev highlands
Israel Southern Arava valley and Elat mountains
Jordan Wadi Mujib
Jordan Dana
Jordan Burqu'
Oman Jabal al Akhdar
Palestine Jericho
Palestine Jerusalem wilderness
Saudi Arabia Hima al-Fiqrah
Saudi Arabia Hawtat Bani Tamim
Saudi Arabia Harrat al-Harrah
Saudi Arabia Al-Habrow al-Arabi
Saudi Arabia Jabal Aja and Northern Ha'il
Syria Wadi al-Azib
Syria Jabal al-Bishri
Syria Jabal al-Bilas
Syria Jabal Sis
Yemen Desert west of Al-Ghayda
Yemen Wadi Hajar
Yemen Wadi Jahr
Yemen Ma'rib - Naqil Fardah - Baraqish
Jordan Hisma Basin - Rum
Jordan Wadi Yarmuk
Jordan Jordan Valley
Jordan Petra
Jordan Wadi Araba
Oman Musandam (mainland)
Saudi Arabia At-Tubayq
Saudi Arabia Jabal al-Lawz
Saudi Arabia National Wildlife Research Center and environs, Taif
Saudi Arabia Wadi Turabah and Jabal Ibrahim
Saudi Arabia Shallal ad-Dahna
Saudi Arabia Wadi Jawwah
Jordan Maghtas - Sweimeh
Yemen Hawf deciduous cloud forest
Palestine Ein Qinia
United Arab Emirates Wadi Wurayah

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Desert Hot suitable resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 2000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Ammoperdix heyi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/06/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/06/2022.