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Observed: 4th October 2010 By: Perdika
Added: 15th April 2011
My nom de plume, Perdika, is the Greek word for partridge. It is also the name of the village where I have holiday home, and where partridges have not been seen for many years but were once frequent. Up to a few years ago they could be seen in a village a mile or so away along the coast, but no longer. My husband disturbed this group last October while he was driving in the rocky middle of the island, and photographed them in great haste. You will have to look hard, but both photos show at least four birds. I understand there are two possibilities: Alectoris graeca (Rock Partridge) or Alectoris chukar (Chukar). I suspect the answer is that from these photos it is impossible to tell which it is we have here.