Tag: Chukar Partridge

Hybridisation with introduced chukars (Alectorischukar) threatens the gene pool integrity of native rock(A. graeca) and red-legged (A. rufa) partridge populations

Chukar Partridge (Alectoris chukar) Science Article 10 abstract The decline of over-hunted red-legged (Alectoris rufa) and rock (A. graeca) partridge populationshas been contrasted with massive releases of captive-reared birds, often hybrids withnon-indigenous A. chukar. Released interspecific hybrids raise the risks of introgressivehybridisation, and can contribute to further depress the fitness of native populations Marina Barilani, […]