Year of the partridge, 2013


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In the Netherlands, pro-bird organizations have decided that the year 2013 will be the year of the partridge.

Gray partridges used to be common birds in the Dutch countryside. However, in recent decades there has been a big decline of this species as agricultural areas became more monotonous.

Partridge photos: here. And here.

Dutch partridge research: here.

Spanò, S., Pellegrino, I., & Borgo, E. (2013). On the systematic status of the Cyrenaic Partridge (Alectoris barbata Reichenow, 1896)Avocetta 37: 145-148.
PDF from CISO – Centro Italiano Studi Ornitologici

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