S187 * Chukar Partridge or Chukar * Asiatiese Patrys * Alectoris Chukar

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Francolin Patrys
Where does this species come from?
Middle East, Asia, eastern Greece and south-eastern Bulgaria through Asia Minor east and Manchuria China.

What is its invasive status in South Africa?
NEMBA Category 2 on mainland; 1b on offshore islands.

Where in South Africa is it a problem?
Western Cape (Robben Island).

How does it spread?
Humans are responsible for spreading this bird species through pet trade.

Why is it a problem?
It is susceptible to several avian diseases and might act as a vector for infections that can be passed from avian hosts to humans, such as chlamydia.

(*) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chukar_partridge
(*) https://ebird.org/species/chukar
(*) https://search.macaulaylibrary.org/catalog?taxonCode=chukar