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Rock Partridge

(engl: Rock Partridge)

Parental Leave

Often, Rock Partridge’s have two eggs per year. The cocks take over the incubation of the first and the hens the second. Some hens breed very reliably, others lay their eggs in different places and do not breed at all.

Wonder Chicken

Rock Partridge’s are skillful climbers, fast and competent flyers, and only perch in trees in an emergency. They are considered wise and defensive animals. In Ancient Greece these qualities earned them the reputation of being able to protect against evil spells.

Verbreitungsgebiet: Alpensteinhuhn
Verbreitungsgebiet: Alpensteinhuhn
Wissenschaftl. Name Alectoris graeca
Ordnung Chicken birds
Familie Phasianidae
Größe 33-37 cm
Gewicht 350-490 g
Fortpflanzung 12 bis 15 Eier, Brutdauer ca. 26 Tage
Verbreitung Alps, Italy, Greece, Turkey
Lebensraum sunny, rocky slopes, above the tree line
Nahrung Seeds, Insects
Bestand secured
Lebensdauer ca. 8 Jahre