Philby's partridge

Philby's partridge

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Alectoris philbyi

Philby's partridge or Philby's rock partridge, is a relative of the chukar, red-legged partridge and barbary partridges and is native to southwestern Saudi Arabia and northern Yemen. Although similar in appearance to other Alectoris species, Philby's partridge can be distinguished by its black cheeks and throat. Although not currently listed as an endangered species, the Arab Spring and destruction of its fragile habitat in the tribal areas of Northern Yemen had led to concerns about the survival of this species. The name commemorates the British explorer St John Philby.

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References

1. Philby's partridge Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philby's_partridge
2. Philby's partridge on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22678698/92784515

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