Sand partridge


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(Zool.) either of two small Asiatic partridges of the genus Ammoperdix. The wings are long and the tarsus is spurless. One species (A. Heeji) inhabits Palestine and Arabia. The other species (A. Bonhami), inhabiting Central Asia, is called also seesee partridge, and teehoo.

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White-crowned, Hooded and Mourning Wheatears, Brown-necked Ravens, loose flocks of Trumpeter Finches, Scrub Warblers and even Sand Partridge.
The survey results in the region indicated the presence of different types of wild animals that act as vital for the existence of the Arabian Leopard in the area for being one of its basic prey, such as the Arabian gazelle, Nubian Ibex, the Fox, Rock Hyrax, Arab Partridge, Sand Partridge, Porcupines and others.
The Francolin competes with the shy Arabian Sand Partridge that is partial to the Hajar Mountains.
She also paid EUR40,000 for Mary Davison's half-sister to black-type winner Sand Partridge, by first-season sire Rossini.
He had previously pipped on the post when beaten a short head by Sand Partridge at Tipperary and is just preferred to the in-form Worldly Treasure.
A daughter of Thunder Gulch, she is reportedly highly regarded and is expected to make a winning debut at the expense of the progressive Sand Partridge, whose form includes a creditable fourth behind subsequent Moyglare winner, Preseli, at Leopardstown.
Another important species that is resident in and around the mountain and its wadis (valleys) is the Sand Partridge.
BRITISH fillies Miss Riviera Golf and Philantha, and the Irish-trained Sand Partridge face tough opposition in the Listed Prix Coronation at Saint-Cloud today, writes Desmond Stoneham.
Sand Partridge caused an upset at Tipperary on Thursday evening when getting the better of the Aidan O'Brien-trained favourite Shoal Creek in the winners-of-one race.
He said: "He's a tough sort of horse, consistent and in good order, but he'll have his work cut out to beat Sand Partridge.
The Green Desert filly, a comfortable winner at Gowran on her only previous outing, took over from stablemate Kerataka under a furlong and a half out in the one mile Listed contest and stayed on well to beat Sand Partridge and Topsy Morning.
Paul Cole's Lady In Waiting was beaten in the last stride by Polaire in this race last year, while Kevin Prendergast, who saddled Polaire, is represented by Sand Partridge and the consistent Yara.