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Arabian Partridge Alectoris melanocephala

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 Low
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 352,000
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 locally common to uncommon (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 Resident
Oman Native Extant       Yes
Saudi Arabia Native Extant       Yes
Yemen Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Oman Jabal al Akhdar site factsheet
Oman Jabal Qamar site factsheet
Oman Jabal Samhan site factsheet
Oman Khawr Rouri site factsheet
Oman Wadi Darbat site factsheet
Saudi Arabia Al-Habrow al-Arabi site factsheet
Saudi Arabia Jabal Fayfa site factsheet
Saudi Arabia Raydah escarpment site factsheet
Saudi Arabia Shallal ad-Dahna site factsheet
Saudi Arabia Taif escarpment site factsheet
Saudi Arabia Wadi Turabah and Jabal Ibrahim site factsheet
Yemen Haraz mountains site factsheet
Yemen High mountains of Ibb site factsheet
Yemen Jabal Sumarah site factsheet
Yemen Kawkaban - Shibam site factsheet
Yemen Mahwit site factsheet
Yemen The wooded Mahra site factsheet
Yemen Wadi al-Birayn site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Forest Temperate suitable resident
Grassland Temperate suitable resident
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) suitable resident
Shrubland Temperate suitable resident
Altitude 250 - 3000 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
Food (human) Whole Eggs Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Alectoris melanocephala. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/07/2014.

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 (Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse)
Species name author (Rüppell, 1835)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 352,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species