Stone Partridges

Stone Partridges (Ptilopachus petrosus)

The Stone Partridges, Ptilopachus petrosus also known as Keklik is an African bird of the pheasant family commonly found in Central Africa from the west coast to Kenya. It is the only member in the monotypic (one single species) genus Ptilopachus.

The Stone Partridges has been imported to the United States to establish private collections and to parts of Europe, where it is hunted for sport.

Close up of Stone Partridges
Close up of Stone Partridges

Widespread throughout its large range, the Stone Partridge is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.


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