Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Phasianidae — the partridges.

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Examples

  • Avifauna including rock partridge Alectoris graeca, common quail Coturnix coturnix, feral rock dome Columba livia and falcon Falco sp. have also been recorded in the park.

    Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappodocia, Turkey

  • Forest fauna include brown bear Ursus arctos, grey wolf Canis lupus, wild boar Sus scrofa, wild cat Felis silvestris, chamois Rupicapra rupicapra, various species of eagle, capercaillie Tetrao urogallus, black grouse Lyrurus tetrix and rock partridge Alectoris graeca.

    Durmitor National Park, Montenegro

  • Breeding bird species include Palaearctic marsh birds such as coot Fulica atra and moorhen Gallinula chloropus, as well as a relict sub-species of Barbary partridge Alectoris barbara duprezii.

    Tassili N'Ajjer National Park, Algeria

  • Birds include chukar (Alectoris chukar), partridge (Perdix perdix) and eagles (Aquila spp.).

    Eastern Anatolian deciduous forests

  • In the mountain of Yamaalig booted eagle Hieraaetus pennatus, and rock partridge Alectoris graeca nest.

    Uvs Nuur Basin, Russian Federation, Republic of Tuva and Mongolia

  • This is also the only site in Saudi Arabia containing numerous birds of the chukar partridge (Alectoris chukar).

    Red Sea Nubo-Sindian tropical desert and semi-desert

  • Some bird species utilize the region for breeding, for example, coot (Fulica atra), moorhen (Gallinula choropus) and a relic subspecies of the Barbary partridge (Alectoris barbara duprezii) utilize these patches of suitable habitat.

    West Saharan montane xeric woodlands

  • Only 16 birds are recorded, most noticeable among them being the blue chaffinch Fringilla teydea teydea, the wild canary Serinus canaria, Berthelot's pipit Anthus berthelotii berthelotii, the commonest bird, kestrel Falco tinnunculus canariensis, long eared owl Asio otus canariensis and Barbary partridge Alectoris barbara.

    Teide National Park, Spain

  • In addition, 5 species restricted wholly or largely to the Middle East are resident here, including Alectoris melanocephala, Ammoperdix heyi, Otus brucei, Oenanthe monach and O. alboniger.

    Al Hajar Al Gharbi montane woodlands

  • It represents a rather handsome partridge, Alectoris chukar, but what caught my attention were the pronunciation and etymology:

    languagehat.com: CHUKAR.

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