French: Francolin de Latham German: Lathamfrankolin Spanish: Francolín cariblanco
Other common names: Latham's Francolin
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. l. lathami
(Hartlaub, 1854) – Sierra Leone E to W DRCongo and S to N Angola (Cabinda).
P. l. schubotzi
(Reichenow, 1912) – N & C DRCongo to SW South Sudan, W Uganda and extreme NW Tanzania.
c. 23–26 cm; one male 254 g, one female 284 g. Male very dark; black throat contrasts conspicuously with white spotting below, a combination unique in Peliperdix... read more
Calls from ground or trees and frequently vocal in night; advertising call a melodious dove-like... read more
Equatorial lowland forest belt; primary forest, up to 1400 m in Uganda and 900 m in Liberia;... read more
Food and feeding
Termites (Basidentitermes), ants (Psalidomyrmex) and other arthropods, snails, beetles and similar comprise 90% of diet;... read more
Lays in Feb and Dec in W Cameroon; Dec (dry season) in S Cameroon; Dec–Apr in DRCongo; mainly Jan–Mar and Aug–Nov in... read more
Sedentary. Flies only when hard pressed, preferring to escape by running. Typical flight is short... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Mace Lande: Safe. Widespread, occurring in suitable habitat throughout an area of more than 2,600,000 km². Only information on... read more
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