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The Alpine rock partridge (Alectoris graeca) is a resident breeder in dry, open and often hilly country. Its native range is in southern Europe, and is closely related and very similar to its eastern equivalent, the Chukar partridge. The rock partridge is a rotund bird, with a light brown back, grey breast and buff belly. The face is white with a black gorget. It has rufous-streaked flanks and red legs. When disturbed, it prefers to run rather than fly, but if necessary it flies a short distance on rounded wings.
Alpine rock partridge