National Bird of Algeria

Barbary Partridge is the official national bird of Algeria. Mediterranean Sea’s 2nd largest country Algeria is famous for its national bird. The land has chosen the most common species in bird category. Not only Algerian but also in all region this bird is known as the calmest and peaceful creatures.

Interesting Facts about Barbary Partridge

The native range of the barbary partridge is in North Africa and also belonging to Gibraltar. The Barbary partridge is a rotund bird, with a grey-brown back, grey bust, and buff belly. The face is light grey with a broad reddish-brown gorget. It has rufous-streaked white flanks and red legs.

  • Breeding: A resident breeder in dry, open and often hilly country
  • The Barbary partridge is also the national bird of Gibraltar
  • Song: Noisy tre-tre-tre-tre-tre-cheeche-tre-tre-tre
  • They are very popular with aviculturists and do well in captivity
  • Barbary Partridge’s nests in a scantily lined ground scrape laying 10-16 eggs
  • They are closely related to its western European equivalent, the red-legged partridge

Scientific Classification of Barbary Partridge

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Galliformes
  • Family: Phasianidae
  • Genus: Alectoris
  • Species: A. barbara
  • Binomial name: Alectoris barbara

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