French: Perdrix si-si German: Persisches Wüstenhuhn Spanish: Perdiz gorjigrís
J. F. Brandt
Extreme SE Turkey, NE Syria#R, S Armenia#Rand Iraq N to SW Kazakhstan, and E to SE Uzbekistan, W Tajikistan and Pakistan.
22–25 cm; male 187–238 g, female 182–205 g; wingspan 40–42 cm. Male slightly larger than female and has orange rather than dull yellowish bill; irides... read more
In advertisment, male gives far-carrying and repeated “wheet-div” or “hoe-it... read more
Dry and stony foothills that are lightly vegetated or bare; occasionally on plateaux up to c. 2000... read more
Food and feeding
Predominantly shoots and leaves, seeds and berries; also some insects. The herb Trigonella occulta, and flies, ants and beetles... read more
Apparently monogamous. Laying mid Apr to Jul in former USSR; Mar–Jul in Pakistan; eggs laid from mid Apr in SE Turkey and from mid... read more
Usually sedentary, not normally moving higher in summer; recorded descending to flat plains at base... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Mace Lande: insufficient information. No direct information available; occurs at low densities but is widespread, and parts of range... read more
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