Tag: Alectoris rufa


Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa) Science Article 4 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)

Sex- and age-related variation in plasma carotenoids despite a constant diet in the Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa

Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa) Science Article 2 abstract We studied seasonal variation in plasma carotenoid levels of captive Redlegged Partridges Alectoris rufa in relation to sex, age and condition. The legs, bill and eye lores in this species are bright red due to carotenoid pigments. Carotenoid levels in the plasma varied significantly among sampling periods. […]

Effects of Housing Type and Breeding System on the Reproductive Capacity of the Red-Legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa)

Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa) Science Article 1 abstract Current methods of intensive breeding of the red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa) are based on ‘industrial’ laying practices, including removal and artificial incubation of eggs. These procedures can alter the reproductive behavior and physiology of the birds and, therefore, may not be suitable for use in breeding programs […]

Open-habitat birds in recently burned areas: the role of the fire extent and species’ habitat breadth

Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa) Science Article 3 abstract Single burned areas contained 0 to 15 open-habitat species (mean = 7.6), and in all the areas combined there were 22 species, including 17 with an unfavourable conservation status in Europe. The most frequent were Carduelis cannabina, Lullula arborea, Alectoris rufa, Oenanthe hispanica and Emberiza cia, but […]