Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Galliformes > Family: Phasianidae > Genus: Alectoris > Species: Alectoris graeca > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Alectoris graeca saxatilis (Bechstein, 1805) Cramp, S. & Simmons, K.E.L. (1980)
Alectoris graeca whitakeri (Meisner, 1804) Cramp, S. & Simmons, K.E.L. (1980)
Alectoris graeca graeca (Meisner, 1804) Fauna Europaea (2010)

Rock Partridge - Alectoris graeca (Meisner, 1804)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Near Threatened (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 species code A109

Distribution

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Vulnerable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Endangered
Extinct
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
GR1260009 Greece KOILADA TIMIOU PRODROMOU-MENOIKION Map
GR2220002 Greece ETHNIKOS DRYMOS AINOU Map
GR2320004 Greece AISTHITIKO DASOS KALAVRYTON Map
IT1160018 Italy Sorgenti del Maira, Bosco di Saretto, Rocca Provenzale Map
IT3120017 Italy Campobrun Map
IT3120086 Italy Servis Map
IT3120104 Italy Monte Baldo - Cima Valdritta Map
IT3120105 Italy Burrone di Ravina Map
IT3120112 Italy Arnago Map
IT5210005 Italy Gola del Corno di Catria Map
IT5210007 Italy Valle delle Prigioni (Monte Cucco) Map
IT5210008 Italy Valle del Rio Freddo (Monte Cucco) Map
IT5210071 Italy Monti Sibillini (versante umbro) Map
IT5220025 Italy Bassa Valnerina: Monte Fionchi - Cascata delle Marmore Map
IT5310017 Italy Monte Nerone - Gola di Gorgo a Cerbara Map
IT5310019 Italy Monte Catria, Monte Acuto Map
IT5310030 Italy Monte Nerone e Monti di Montiego Map
IT5310031 Italy Monte Catria, Monte Acuto e Monte della Strega Map
IT5330008 Italy Valle Rapegna e Monte Cardosa Map
IT5330029 Italy Dalla Gola del Fiastrone al Monte Vettore Map
IT5330030 Italy Valnerina, Montagna di Torricchio, Monte Fema e Monte Cavallo Map
IT5340013 Italy Monte Porche - Palazzo Borghese - Monte Argentella Map
IT5340020 Italy Valle dell'Infernaccio - Monte Sibilla Map
IT7110205 Italy Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo Map
IT8040021 Italy Picentini Map
IT8050046 Italy Monte Cervati e dintorni Map
IT8050055 Italy Alburni Map
IT9210165 Italy Monte Alpi - Malboschetto di Latronico Map
IT9210190 Italy Monte Paratiello Map
IT9210195 Italy Monte Raparo Map
IT9210200 Italy Monte Sirino Map
IT9210205 Italy Monte Volturino Map
IT9210270 Italy Appennino Lucano, Monte Volturino Map
IT9210275 Italy Massiccio del Monte Pollino e Monte Alpi Map
IT8050024 Italy Monte Cervati, Centaurino e Montagne di Laurino Map
IT9210180 Italy Monte della Madonna di Viggiano Map
BG0000151 Bulgaria Aytoska planina Map
IT8050030 Italy Monte Sacro e dintorni Map
IT8050001 Italy Alta Valle del Fiume Bussento Map
IT9310023 Italy Valle del Fiume Argentino Map
IT8050033 Italy Monti Alburni Map
ITA020018 Italy Foce del Fiume Pollina e Monte Tardara Map
IT9210245 Italy Serra di Crispo, Grande Porta del Pollino e Pietra Castello Map
IT9210145 Italy Madonna del Pollino Località Vacuarro Map
IT8050013 Italy Fiume Mingardo Map
IT9310005 Italy Cima del Monte Pollino Map
IT9210271 Italy Appennino Lucano, Valle Agri, Monte Sirino, Monte Raparo Map
IT5210055 Italy Gola del Corno - Stretta di Biselli Map
GR1140009 Greece OROS FALAKRO Map
IT3120173 Italy Monte Baldo di Brentonico Map
AT3301000 Austria Hohe Tauern, Tirol Map
HR1000019 Croatia Gorski kotar i sjeverna Lika Map
HR1000018 Croatia Učka i Ćićarija Map
HR1000033 Croatia Kvarnerski otoci Map
HR1000026 Croatia Krka i okolni plato Map
HR1000028 Croatia Dinara Map
HR1000035 Croatia NP Kornati i PP Telašćica Map
HR1000024 Croatia Ravni kotari Map
HR1000022 Croatia Velebit Map
HR1000036 Croatia Srednjedalmatinski otoci i Pelješac Map
HR1000030 Croatia Biokovo i Rilić Map
HR1000023 Croatia SZ Dalmacija i Pag Map
HR1000029 Croatia Cetina Map
HR1000031 Croatia Delta Neretve Map
HR1000034 Croatia S dio zadarskog arhipelaga Map
HR1000025 Croatia Vransko jezero i Jasen Map
HR1000027 Croatia Mosor, Kozjak i Trogirska zagora Map
IT9210130 Italy Bosco di Chiaromonte-Piano Iannace Map
IT9210135 Italy Piano delle Mandre Map

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Coturnice Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kivikkopyy Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kuropatwa skalna Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Orebice horská Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Perdiz Griega Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Perdiz-grega Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Perdrix bartavelle French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rock Partridge English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Steenpatrijs Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Steinhuhn German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Stenhöna Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Szirti fogoly Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Synonym Author
Perdix graeca Meisner, 1804

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:03570 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

Population distribution from "Birds in Europe" editions 1 and 2

These publications present a thorough and detailed review of the conservation status of European birds. Based on detailed breeding and wintering population data collected in each country, the report provides a review of the population sizes and trends of Species of European Conservation Concern.

24 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Min / Max (Units) Period Status Quality Source Published
Albania 1000/3000 (pairs) 1995-2002 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Albania 1000/5000 (pairs) - Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Austria 900/1200 (pairs) 1998-2002 Breeding Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Austria 1700/1900 (pairs) - Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Bosnia and Herzegovina Present/Present (pairs) 1990-2003 Breeding Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Bulgaria 800/1500 (pairs) 1995-2002 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Bulgaria 5000/10000 (pairs) - Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Croatia 5000/10000 (pairs) 2002 Breeding Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Croatia 5000/10000 (individuals) 2002 Wintering Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Croatia 10000/15000 (pairs) - Breeding No qualification Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
France 2000/3000 (pairs) 2000 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
France 2000/3000 (pairs) 1992 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Greece 20000/35000 (individuals) 1995-2000 Wintering Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Greece 7000/13000 (pairs) 2001 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Greece Mediterranean 2000/5000 (pairs) - Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Italy 10000/20000 (pairs) 2003 Breeding Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Italy 10000/20000 (pairs) 1983 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Macedonia (FYR) 5000/15000 (pairs) 1990-2000 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Romania 20/50 (pairs) - Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Serbia and Montenegro 5000/7000 (pairs) 1990-2002 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Slovenia 100/150 (pairs) 2000 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Slovenia 200/400 (pairs) - Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Switzerland 3000/4000 (pairs) 1993-1996 Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Switzerland 2500/3500 (pairs) 1986-1991 Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Source: BirdLife International

Population trends from "Birds in Europe" editions 1 and 2

These publications present a thorough and detailed review of the conservation status of European birds. Based on detailed breeding and wintering population data collected in each country, the report provides a review of the population sizes and trends of Species of European Conservation Concern.

24 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Period Status Trend Quality Source Published
Albania 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing between 20% to 29% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Albania 1970-1990 Breeding Stable, or change of less than 20% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Austria 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Austria 1970-1990 Breeding Small decrease of 20-49% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1990-2000 Breeding Unknown Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Bulgaria 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing : 80 % Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Bulgaria 1970-1990 Breeding Small decrease of 20-49% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Croatia 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing between 30% to 49% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Croatia 1990-2000 Wintering Decreasing between 30% to 49% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Croatia 1970-1990 Breeding Small decrease of 20-49% No qualification Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
France 1990-2000 Breeding Unknown Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
France 1970-1990 Breeding Fluctuating with changes of at least 20%, but no clear trend Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Greece 1990-2000 Breeding Increasing between 20% to 29% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Greece 1990-2000 Wintering Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Greece Mediterranean 1970-1990 Breeding Small decrease of 20-49% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Italy 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Italy 1970-1990 Breeding Small decrease of 20-49% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Macedonia (FYR) 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Romania 1970-1990 Breeding Fluctuating with changes of at least 20%, but no clear trend Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Serbia and Montenegro 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing between 30% to 39% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Slovenia 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing between 30% to 49% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Slovenia 1970-1990 Breeding Large decrease of at least 50% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Switzerland 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 9% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Switzerland 1970-1990 Breeding Fluctuating with changes of at least 20%, but no clear trend Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Source: BirdLife International

Summary of derogations for species

EU member states are required to report derogations from protection efforts of species.

2 items found, displaying all items.1
Region From Until Justification Activity Impact
Bulgaria 2010-03-01 2011-12-31 The permit allows 600 individuals from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
Bulgaria 2010-03-01 2011-12-31 The permit allows 600 individuals from each species to be caught and ringed. Capture (ringing) no impact
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