Tag: Alectoris chukar


Chukar Partridge (Alectoris chukar) Science Article 1 abstract We used multilocus proteine lectrophoresis to analyze population genetics of Chukars collected at five locations along a north-south gradient in Israel. These birds belongedto two nominal subspecies, the northern A. c. cypriotes, and southern A. c. sinaica.Chukars from China were used as an outgroup. ETTORE RANDI, The […]

Effects of temperature and altitude on ventilationand gas exchange in chukars (Alectoris chukar)

Chukar Partridge (Alectoris chukar) Science Article 9 abstract The effects of ambient temperature (T,)on ventilation and gas exchange in chukar partridges(Alectoris chukar) were determined after acclimationto low and high altitude (LA and HA;340 and 3,800 m, respectively). Mark A. Chappell and Theresa L. Bucher, J Comp Physiol B (1987) 157:129-136 Journal Download article download full […]


Chukar Partridge (Alectoris chukar) Science Article 11 abstract Lead-pellet ingestion andthe resulting toxicosis are well-documented in waterfowl,raptors, and Mourning Doves (Zenaidamacroura) (Kendall et al. 1996). R. JUSTIN BINGHAM et al, US Geological Survey – Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Download article download full text (pdf)


Chukar Partridge (Alectoris chukar) Science Article 2 abstract This thesis presents three separate manuscripts in chapter format dealing with the ecology of Chukars (Alectoris chukar) in western North America. All three manuscripts have been formatted for publication in professional journals. Randy T. Larsen, Department of Plant and Animal Sciences Brigham Young University Download article download […]

Hybridisation with introduced chukars (Alectorischukar) threatens the gene pool integrity of native rock(A. graeca) and red-legged (A. rufa) partridge populations

Chukar Partridge (Alectoris chukar) Science Article 10 abstract The decline of over-hunted red-legged (Alectoris rufa) and rock (A. graeca) partridge populationshas been contrasted with massive releases of captive-reared birds, often hybrids withnon-indigenous A. chukar. Released interspecific hybrids raise the risks of introgressivehybridisation, and can contribute to further depress the fitness of native populations Marina Barilani, […]

A Study on Determining Protein Level in Diet of Partridge (Alectoris chukar)During Growing Period (0-4 Wk)

Chukar Partridge (Alectoris chukar) Science Article 8 abstract This study was conducted to determine growth performance of partridge (A. chukar) fed by dietsinclude different level of CP through 0-4 weeks of age. First, second, third and fourth groups had 28, 26, 24and 22 % CP in diet, respectively. Turgay Oengul et al, International Journal of […]

Global warming, Bergmann’s rule and body mass

Chukar Partridge (Alectoris chukar) Science Article 3 abstract Using museum specimens collected in Israel during the second half of the 20th century, no support wasfound for the hypothesis that body mass and tarsus length of chukar partridges Alectoris chukar haschanged as a result of global warming. Yoram Yom-Tov, J. Zool., Lond. (2002) 257, 449-455 Download […]

aerodynamics of wing-assisted incline running in birds

Chukar Partridge (Alectoris chukar) Science Article 6 abstract Wing-assisted incline running (WAIR) is a form oflocomotion in which a bird flaps its wings to aid itshindlimbs in climbing a slope. WAIR is used for escape inground birds, and the ontogeny of this behavior inprecocial birds has been suggested to represent a modelanalogous to transitional adaptive […]

The role of history vs. demography inshaping genetic population structureacross an ecotone: chukar partridges(Alectoris chukar) as a case study

Chukar Partridge (Alectoris chukar) Science Article 7 abstract Recent advances in molecular ecology allow better assessment of the role of ecologicaland evolutionary processes in determining the dynamics of genetic diversity in naturalpopulations. The chukar partridge (Alectoris chukar) is abundant and continuouslydistributed in the mesic Mediterranean regions of Israel, becoming scarce and patchilydistributed in the arid […]