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RED-LEGGED PARTRIDGE Alectoris rufa
 
Conservation Listings Long term trend

Unlisted/Green
Biodiversity Steering Group: Unlisted

UK: 20 year decline
 
Status Summary
Red-legged Partridge is an introduced species whose abundance is probably very closely related to the numbers released for shooting. No BTO Alert is issued, therefore, for the decline in the CBC index from 1978 to the present. In fact, there has been no significant change from the beginning of the CBC, so the peak in the mid-1970s might best be viewed as transient rather than as a baseline for abundance.
 
 
Table of population changes for Red-legged Partridge
Source Period
(yrs)
Years Plots
(n)
Change
(%)
Lower
limit
Upper
limit
Alert Comment
CBC all habitats 30 1968-1998 35 -28 -54 2    
  25 1973-1998 37 -29 -51 -3    
  10 1988-1998 34 -23 -39 -4    
  5 1993-1998 34 -4 -21 15    
CBC farmland 30 1968-1998 27 -28 -55 13    
  25 1973-1998 28 -26 -53 18    
  10 1988-1998 30 -22 -40 -3    
  5 1993-1998 30 -5 -23 13    
BBS UK 5 1994-1999 363 16 4 30    
BBS England 5 1994-1999 359 16 4 30    
The Breeding Bird Survey is jointly funded by BTO, JNCC and RSPB
 
 
 
Productivity information is not currently available for this species
 

 

   



The report should be cited as: Baillie, S.R., Crick, H.Q.P., Balmer, D.E., Bashford, R.I., Beaven, L.P., Freeman, S.N., Marchant, J.H., Noble, D.G., Raven, M.J., Siriwardena, G.M., Thewlis, R. and Wernham, C.V. (2001) Breeding Birds in the Wider Countryside: their conservation status 2000. BTO Research Report No. 252. BTO, Thetford. (http://www.bto.org/birdtrends)

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