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Sand Partridge Ammoperdix heyi

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 1,660,000
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals Unknown not applicable Not Applicable 0
Population trend Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.9 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be widespread and common (del Hoyo et al. 1994, Fuller et al. 2000).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Egypt Native Extant      
Ethiopia Native Extant      
Israel Native Extant      
Jordan Native Extant      
Lebanon Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Oman Native Extant      
Palestinian Authority Territories Native Extant      
Saudi Arabia Native Extant      
Sudan Native Extant      
Syria Native Extant      
United Arab Emirates Native Extant      
Yemen Native Extant      

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Egypt Ain Sukhna site factsheet
Egypt Gebel Elba site factsheet
Egypt Gebel Maghara site factsheet
Egypt Nabq Protected Area site factsheet
Egypt Quseima site factsheet
Egypt St Katherine Protectorate site factsheet
Egypt The Abraq area site factsheet
Egypt Wadi Gerafi site factsheet
Israel Cliffs of Zin and the Negev highlands site factsheet
Israel Judean desert site factsheet
Israel Northern Arava valley site factsheet
Israel Southern Arava valley and Elat mountains site factsheet
Jordan Burqu' site factsheet
Jordan Dana site factsheet
Jordan Hisma Basin - Rum site factsheet
Jordan Wadi Mujib site factsheet
Oman Jabal al Akhdar site factsheet
Palestinian Authority Territories Jericho site factsheet
Palestinian Authority Territories Jerusalem wilderness site factsheet
Saudi Arabia Al-Habrow al-Arabi site factsheet
Saudi Arabia Harrat al-Harrah site factsheet
Saudi Arabia Hawtat Bani Tamim site factsheet
Saudi Arabia Hima al-Fiqrah site factsheet
Saudi Arabia Jabal Aja and Northern Ha'il site factsheet
Sudan Khor Arba'at site factsheet
Syria Jabal al-Bilas site factsheet
Syria Jabal al-Bishri site factsheet
Syria Jabal Sis and surroundings site factsheet
Syria Wadi al-Azib site factsheet
United Arab Emirates Jebel Hafit site factsheet
United Arab Emirates Masafi - Tayibah area site factsheet
Yemen Desert west of Al-Ghayda site factsheet
Yemen Ma'rib - Naqil Fardah - Baraqish site factsheet
Yemen Wadi Hajar site factsheet
Yemen Wadi Jahr site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Desert Hot suitable resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 2000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Food (human) Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent
Sport Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Ammoperdix heyi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/07/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Phasianidae (Grouse, pheasants and partridges)
Species name author (Temminck, 1825)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 1,660,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species