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Arabian Partridge seems to be increasing its vary north, with a inhabitants lately found a mere 100 km from the Western Palearctic boundary.

Birds have been noticed within the Harrat Uwayrid Biosphere Reserve in Saudi Arabia in recent years – some 100 km north of the closest beforehand recognized inhabitants. It is believed that international warming might be triggering the northward growth.

Counts carried out at Harrat Uwayrid between May and September 2022 logged a outstanding 91 partridges, and estimated the overall inhabitants to be 120 people. This adopted information in earlier years, together with eight in September 2020.

As a outcome, these birds turn out to be the most northerly recognized inhabitants of Arabian Partridge.

An Arabian endemic, Arabian Partridge seems to be spreading north, and nearer to the Western Palearctic (Kris Webb).


Arabian endemic

Arabian Partridge nests on rocky hills dotted with vegetation as much as 2,800 m above sea stage in Saudi Arabia, Yemen and western Oman. There can also be an launched inhabitants within the United Arab Emirates.

However, the precise distribution and inhabitants of the species are nonetheless poorly recognized. It isn’t uncommon, with an estimated 400,000 pairs, however it’s persecuted and suffers from habitat degradation. 

It isn’t at present on the Western Palearctic checklist, however a document appears doable earlier than lengthy.

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