Grey Partridge determination[order] Galliformes | [family] Phasianidae | [latin] Perdix perdix | [UK] Grey Partridge | [FR] Perdrix grise | [DE] Rebhuhn | [ES] Perdiz Pardilla | [IT] Starna | [NL] Patrijs

Subspecies and global distribution

  1. Perdix perdix robusta Ural Mts. to sw Siberia and nw China
  2. Perdix perdix canescens Turkey to the Caucasus and nw Iran
  3. Perdix perdix lucida Finland to the Ural Mts. and n Caucasus
  4. Perdix perdix italica Italy
  5. Perdix perdix hispaniensis ne Portugal and n Spain
  6. Perdix perdix sphagnetorum ne Netherlands, nw Germany
  7. Perdix perdix armoricana w and s France
  8. Perdix perdix perdix s Scandinavia and Britain to Bulgaria and Greece
  9. Perdix perdix EU w, wc


Finnish native grey partridge (Perdix perdix) population differs clearly in mitochondrial DNA from the farm stock used for releases.
Author(s): Liukkonen, T. 2006
Abstract: The mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) control region I (CR1) of 138 wild and 36 captive grey partridges (Perdix perdix) was sequenced. Representing two major mitochondrial DNA lineages that differed by 15 nucleotide substitutions (3.7%), the Finnish lineage ..[more]..
Source: Ann. Zool. Fennici 43: 271-279
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Grey partridge Perdix perdix population status in central northern France: spatial variability in density and 1994-2004 trend
Author(s): E. Bro, F. Reitz & P. Landry
Abstract: The grey partridge Perdix perdix is an important management concern in the European farmland. Pair numbers severely declined during the 20th century. As a result, the species has been listed in SPEC category 3, i.e. 'Unfavourable' conservation status..[more]..
Source: Wildl. Biol. 11: 287-298
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The diet and disease susceptibility of grey partridges Perdix perdix on arable farmland in East Anglia, England
Author(s): S.J. Browne, N.J. bischer, S.J. Moreby & L. Teague
Abstract: A three-year field-based study of 85 radio-tagged female wild grey partridges Perdix perdix was undertaken during 200 -2003 in East Anglia, England, to investigate possible links between chick diet and parasite-induced disease. The females produced 3..[more]..
Source: Wildl. Biol. 2: 3- 0.
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