Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Galliformes > Family: Phasianidae > Genus: Alectoris > Species: Alectoris rufa

Red-legged Partridge - Alectoris rufa (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 1 other international agreement
Reported as invasive by NOBANIS
Breeding habitats
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code A110

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
ES0000024 Spain Doñana Map
ES0000031 Spain Sierra de Grazalema Map
ES0000032 Spain Torcal de Antequera Map
ES0000033 Spain Laguna de Fuente de Piedra Map
ES0000035 Spain Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Map
ES0000045 Spain Sierra Alhamilla Map
ES0000046 Spain Cabo de Gata-Nijar Map
ES0000048 Spain Punta Entinas-Sabinar Map
ES0000050 Spain Sierra de Hornachuelos Map
ES0000052 Spain Sierra Pelada y Rivera del Aserrador Map
ES0000054 Spain Somiedo Map
ES0000055 Spain Fuentes del Narcea y del Ibias Map
ES0000073 Spain Costa Brava de Mallorca Map
ES0000074 Spain Cap de cala Figuera Map
ES0000081 Spain Cap Enderrocat - Cap Blanc Map
ES0000084 Spain Ses Salines d'Eivissa i Formentera Map
ES0000145 Spain Mondragó Map
ES0000175 Spain Salinas y Arenales de San Pedro del Pinatar Map
ES0000195 Spain Humedal del Ajauque y Rambla Salada Map
ES0000229 Spain Costa Nord de Ciutadella Map
ES0000230 Spain La Vall Map
ES0000231 Spain Dels Alocs a Fornells Map
ES0000232 Spain La Mola i s'Albufera de Fornells Map
ES0000233 Spain D'Addaia a s'Albufera Map
ES0000234 Spain S'Albufera des Grau Map
ES0000318 Spain Cabo Busto-Luanco Map
ES0000319 Spain Ría de Ribadesella-Ría de Tinamayor Map
ES0000329 Spain Embalse de Valdecañas Map
ES0000332 Spain Llanos de Trujillo Map
ES0000333 Spain Llanos de Zorita y Embalse de Sierra Brava Map
ES0000334 Spain Sierras Centrales y Embalse de Alange Map
ES0000335 Spain Sierras de Peñalsordo y Capilla Map
ES0000355 Spain Hurdes Map
ES0000356 Spain Riberos del Almonte Map
ES0000418 Spain Embalse de Talaván Map
ES1200001 Spain Picos de Europa (Asturias) Map
ES1200008 Spain Redes Map
ES1200010 Spain Montovo-La Mesa Map
ES1200011 Spain Peña Ubiña Map
ES1200012 Spain Caldoveiro Map
ES1200014 Spain Sierra de los Lagos Map
ES1200037 Spain Aller-Lena Map
ES1200042 Spain Sierra Plana de la Borbolla Map
ES1200046 Spain Valgrande Map
ES5310023 Spain Illots de Ponent d'Eivissa Map
ES6110002 Spain Karst en Yesos de Sorbas Map
ES6110003 Spain Sierra Maria - Los Vélez Map
ES6130002 Spain Sierra Subbética Map
ES6140004 Spain Sierra Nevada Map
ES6150003 Spain Estero de Domingo Rubio Map
ES6170002 Spain Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo Map
ES6170003 Spain Desfiladero de Los Gaitanes Map
ES6170006 Spain Sierra de Las Nieves Map
ES6170007 Spain Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama Map
IT1180004 Italy Greto dello Scrivia Map
IT1180009 Italy Strette della Val Borbera Map
IT1180010 Italy Langhe di Spigno Monferrato Map
IT1314609 Italy Monte Monega - Monte Prearba Map
IT1315380 Italy Testa d'Alpe - Alto Map
IT1320425 Italy Piana Crixia Map
IT1323112 Italy Monte Carmo - Monte Settepani Map
IT1323920 Italy Monte Galero Map
IT1330620 Italy Pian della Badia (Tiglieto) Map
IT1331104 Italy Parco dell'Aveto Map
IT1331578 Italy Beigua - Turchino Map
IT2080021 Italy Monte Alpe Map
IT20A0004 Italy Le Bine Map
IT4010003 Italy Monte Nero, Monte Maggiorasca, La Ciapa Liscia Map
IT4020008 Italy Monte Ragola, Lago Moò, Lago Bino Map
IT4020011 Italy Groppo di Gorro Map
IT5160012 Italy Monte Capanne e promontorio dell'Enfola Map
IT5210001 Italy Boschi di Monti di Sodolungo - Rosso (Città di Castello) Map
IT5210003 Italy Fiume Tevere tra San Giustino e Pierantonio Map
IT5210004 Italy Boschi di Pietralunga Map
IT5210012 Italy Boschi di Montelovesco - Monte delle Portole Map
IT5210015 Italy Valle del Torrente Nese - Monti Acuto - Corona Map
IT5210071 Italy Monti Sibillini (versante umbro) Map
IT5210076 Italy Monte Alago (Nocera Umbra) Map
IT1315717 Italy Monte Grammondo - Torrente Bevera Map
IT1180026 Italy Capanne di Marcarolo Map
IT1324818 Italy Castell'Ermo - Peso Grande Map
IT1331810 Italy Monte Ramaceto Map
IT1315714 Italy Monte Abellio Map
ES6110008 Spain Sierras de Gádor y Enix Map
ES6110004 Spain Sierra del Oso Map
IT1331909 Italy Monte Zatta - Passo Bocco - Passo Chiapparino - Monte Bossea Map
IT1342806 Italy Monte Verruga - Monte Zenone - Roccagrande - Monte Pu Map
IT1315602 Italy Pizzo d'Evigno Map
IT1315716 Italy Roverino Map
ES6140007 Spain Sierras del Campanario y Las Cabras Map
IT1343511 Italy Monte Cornoviglio - Monte Fiorito - Monte Dragnone Map
ES6150010 Spain Andévalo Occidental Map
ES6150012 Spain Dehesa del Estero y Montes de Moguer Map
IT5160102 Italy Elba orientale Map
ES6110007 Spain La Serreta de Cabo de Gata Map
IT5210020 Italy Boschi di Ferretto - Bagnolo Map
ES6140006 Spain Sierra de Arana Map
IT1331402 Italy Beigua - Monte Dente - Gargassa - Pavaglione Map
IT5210028 Italy Boschi e brughiere di Panicarola Map
ES6150014 Spain Marismas y Riberas del Tinto Map
ES6140003 Spain Sierra de Huétor Map
IT5210026 Italy Monti Marzolana - Montali Map
ES6200005 Spain Humedal del Ajauque y Rambla Salada Map
IT1324910 Italy Monte Acuto - Poggio Grande - Rio Torsero Map
ES6150009 Spain Doñana Norte y Oeste Map
IT1324011 Italy Monte Ravinet - Rocca Barbena Map
ES6140008 Spain Sierra de Loja Map
IT1315313 Italy Gouta - Testa d'Alpe - Valle Barbaira Map
ES6140001 Spain Sierra de Baza Map
IT5210029 Italy Boschi e brughiere di Cima Farneto - Poggio Fiorello (Mugnano) Map
IT1331501 Italy Praglia - Pracaban - Monte Leco - Punta Martin Map
ES5310113 Spain La Vall Map
ES1200016 Spain Ría del Eo Map
ES1200009 Spain Ponga-Amieva Map
ES5310117 Spain Ses Pallisses Map
ES5310116 Spain Biniatrum Map
ES5310122 Spain Mal Lloc Map
ES5310118 Spain Torre Llafuda Map
ES1200056 Spain Fuentes del Narcea, Degaña e Ibias Map
ES1200055 Spain Cabo Busto-Luanco Map
ES5310127 Spain Costa Brava de Tramuntana Map
ES5310128 Spain Cap Enderrocat i cap Blanc Map
IT4020027 Italy Cronovilla Map
ES0000536 Spain Lagunas de las Moreras Map

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Kuropatwa czerwona Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Orebice rudá Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Perdiz Roja Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Perdiz-comum Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Perdrix rouge French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pernice rossa Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Punapyy Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Red-legged Partridge English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rode Patrijs Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rödhöna Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Rothuhn German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Vörös fogoly Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Synonym Author
Tetrao rufus Linnaeus, 1758

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:03580 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.

16 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Min / Max (Units) Period Status Quality Source Published
Andorra 7/12 (pairs) 1999-2001 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Andorra 20/40 (individuals) 1999-2001 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
Andorra Alpine 10/20 (pairs) 1991 Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
France 100000/500000 (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
France 550000/550000 (pairs) 1980 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 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Germany 0/0 (pairs) - Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Ireland 0/49 (pairs) 1990-2000 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 1500/2000 (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 1000/2000 (pairs) - Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Portugal 10000/100000 (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
Portugal 10000/100000 (pairs) 1989 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Portugal Macaronesian 150/250 (pairs) 1991 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Spain 1778000/3683000 (pairs) 1992 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
Spain 1778000/3638000 (pairs) - Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
United Kingdom 72000/200000 (pairs) 2000 Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
United Kingdom Atlantic 90000/250000 (pairs) 1988-1991 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete 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.

16 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Period Status Trend Quality Source Published
Andorra 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing between 5% to 19% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Andorra 1990-2000 Wintering Decreasing between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Andorra Alpine 1970-1990 Breeding Small decrease of 20-49% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
France 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing : 28 % Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
France 1970-1990 Breeding Small decrease of 20-49% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Germany 1970-1990 Breeding Gone extinct within the period Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Ireland 1990-2000 Breeding Unknown Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Italy 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Italy 1970-1990 Breeding Stable, or change of less than 20% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Portugal 1990-2000 Breeding Stable between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Portugal 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
Portugal Macaronesian 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
Spain 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing between 20% to 29% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Spain 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
United Kingdom 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing : 20 % 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
United Kingdom Atlantic 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
Source: BirdLife International
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