Philby's Partridge (Alectoris philbyi), is a relative of the chukar, red-legged partridge and barbary partridges native to southwestern Arabia and northern Yemen. Although similar in appearance to other Alectoris species, Philby's Partridge can be distinguished by its black cheeks and throat. Although not currently listed as an endangered species, the Arab spring and destruction of its fragile habitat in the tribal areas of Northern Yemen had led many to worry as to the survival of this species.
The name commemorates the British explorer St. John Philby.
- BirdLife International (2012). "Alectoris philbyi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
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