On the systematic status of the Cyrenaic Partridge (Alectoris barbata)

Spanò, S., Pellegrino, I., & Borgo, E. (2013). On the systematic status of the Cyrenaic Partridge (Alectoris barbata Reichenow, 1896)Avocetta 37: 145-148.
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Abstract:

Some considerations on the morphological features that differentiate Alectoris barbara barbata from A. b. barbara are exposed, and are also reported the results of a genetic investigation performed on historical specimens. Results showed a considerable genetic distance (0.06), certainly enough to consider it an ESU (Evolutionary Significant Unit), but most likely a separate species.

Cyrenaic Partridge (Alectoris barbara barbata)

Cyrenaic Partridge – Alectoris (barbara) barbata – حجل برقة