French: Francolin d’Ahanta German: Ahantafrankolin Spanish: Francolín de Ahanta
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Subspecies and Distribution
P. a. hopkinsoni
(Bannerman, 1934) – W Senegal, Gambia and Guinea-Bissau.
P. a. ahantensis
(Temminck, 1854) – S Guinea E to SW Nigeria.
c. 33–35 cm; male c. 608 g, female c. 487 g. Clinal variation, with paler, reddish-brown wing-coverts to W. No geographical overlap with superficially similar species... read more
Advertising call often given as duet and is especially noisy before dawn; male gives loud, high-... read more
Edge and regrowth vegetation, such as forest edge, clearings and scrub between gallery forest and... read more
Food and feeding
Varied diet, including seeds and small beans, cassava and large fruits, and insects (including termites). Rarely forages in open, although... read more
Little known, but considered to be probably monogamous. Lays in Jan and Sept in Senegambia; mid Dec to Jan in Ghana (with chicks until Apr... read more
Sedentary. Flies only when very pressed, and then often perches in trees.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Mace Lande: safe. Occurs in suitable habitat throughout range of c. 685,000 km². Candidate for inclusion in Red Data Book in... read more
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