Perdix perdix italica Hartert, 1917:283

Italian grey partridge



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1980's (Liukkonen-Anttila et al. 2002)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Hartert, Ernst. (1917). Notes on Game-birds. Novitates Zoologicae 24: 275-292.

Other references:

BirdLife International. (2012). Perdix perdix. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. ( Downloaded on 31 August 2013.

Knox, Alan G. and Walters, Michael P. (1994). Extinct and endangered birds in the collections of The Natural History Museum. British Ornithologists' Club Occasional Publications 1: 1-292.

Liukkonen-Anttila, T., Uimaniemi, L., Orell, M. and Lumme, J. (2002). Mitochondrial DNA Variation and the Phylogeography of the Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix) in Europe: From Pleistocene History to Present Day Populations. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 15: 971–982.

Lovari, S. (1975). A Partridge in Danger. Oryx 13: 203-204.

Matteucci, C. (1988). The Grey Partridge in Italy: History, Present Status, Distribution and Perspectives in Management. In Proceedings of the International Symposium Common Partridge (Perdix perdix) (Polish Hunting Association ed.). Polish Hunting Association.

Gianni Palumbo and Umberto Gallo-Orsi (1999). Management Statement Italian Grey Partridge Perdix perdix italica. BirdLife International on behalf of the European commission. 7 pp.

Violani, C. G., Fedrigo, A. and Massa R. (1988). A reevaluation of the systematic status of the Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix italica, Hartert). Bull. Brit. Ornith. Cl., 108: 22-27.


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