Tag: Rock Partridge

Evolutionary and conservation genetics of the rock partridge, Alectoris graeca

Rock Partridge (Alectoris graeca) Science Article 3 abstract Rock partridge (Alectoris graeca) populations are declining throughout their range due to habitat changes and overhunting. Massive restocking with captive-reared hybrid birds may lead to risk of genetic pollution. We sequenced 450 nucleotides from the mitochondrial DNA control-region, and genotyped eight microsatellite loci with the aim of […]

Egg Production and Some Hatchability Characteristics of RockPartridges (Alectoris graeca) Mated at Different Rates

Rock Partridge (Alectoris graeca) Science Article 2 abstract This study was carried out to determine the hatchability characteristics of rock partridges mated at the ratio of one maleto three females, one male to four females and one male to five females. Egg production/hen (%), fertile eggs/hen, fertility,hatchability and hatchability of fertile eggs of one male […]

Synchrony, scale and temporal dynamics of Rock partridge (Alectoris graeca saxatilis) populations in the Dolomites

Rock Partridge (Alectoris graeca) Science Article 1 abstract 1. We examine harvesting records of rock partridge (Alectoris graeca saxatilis) to first identify thepresence of cycles in a species with a southern European distribution and then examine synchronybetween populations at a range of scales.2. Hunting records from 1965 to 1994 were obtained from 210 hunting areas […]

Mitochondrial DNA sequence variation and phylogeographical structure of rock partridge (Alectoris graeca) populations

Rock Partridge (Alectoris graeca) Science Article 4 abstract The rock partridge (Alectoris graeca) is distributed in the Alps, Apennines and Balkans, in mountainous areas that were heavily affected by cyclic climate and landscape changes during the last Pleistocene glaciations. Some partridge populations have colonized and expanded their present ranges only after deglaciation and recent deforestation […]