French: Francolin à poitrine grise German: Graubrustfrankolin Spanish: Francolín del Victoria
Other common names:
Wembere Steppe, Tanzania
N Tanzania from SE shore of L Victoria and Serengeti S to Wembere.
c. 32–41 cm; male 779–964 g, female 400–666 g. Differs from P. leucoscepus (marginal overlap but generally in less arid habitats) in reddish-orange... read more
Considered similar to that of P. leucoscepus, the advertising call (given mainly in pre-... read more
Inhabits plains and savannas in areas with rainfall of 500–700 mm, including edge of... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds predominantly on predominantly Cyperus (Cyperaceae) sedge tubers; also seeds and insects, e.g. grasshoppers and termites.... read more
Lays during late rains and early dry season, in Feb–Apr and Jun–Jul. Monogamous and territorial. Nest a depression amongst long... read more
Sedentary. Moves into open to feed only in early morning and late afternoon.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Mace Lande: safe. Occurs in suitable habitat throughout c. 77,700 km². Considered a candidate for inclusion in Red Data Book in... read more
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