Saturday, 6 July 2013

73. Sand Partridge (Ammoperdix heyi)

The Sand Partridge is a small member of the Partridge family, found in mountainous deserts and rocky slopes with water nearby. It is found in parts of the Middle East (being patchily distributed from Israel across to Oman), Egypt, and Sudan. It is fairly plain in appearance, but the male's white cheek patch is a diagnostic feature.

Sand Partridge, ©sjahanmi, via Flickr Creative Commons.
Sand Partridge sketch.

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