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Sand Partridge

Ammoperdix heyi

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A small, sandy-colored partridge of rocky arid zones. The male has a gray head with white ear patches and prominent bars on its sides. Females are browner with more subdued patterns. Produces a high-pitched whizzing noise from its wings at take-off, as it quickly flies off to safety. Runs on rocky slopes, wadis, and plains in pairs or small groups. The male gives a repeating, penetrating “ku ku ku…”often from a prominent rock that can be heard from afar.

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