French: Francolin de Harwood German: Harwoodfrankolin Spanish: Francolín de Harwood
Other common names:
Blundell and Lovat
Aheafeg, Shoa, Ethiopia
Very small range in highlands of C Ethiopia around Blue Nile and its tributaries, occurring locally at and around Aheafeg, Jemmu Valley, Kalo Ford, R Muger, Jemma and Jara Valleys, and a few other sites.
c. 33–35 cm; one male 545 g, one female 446 g. Differs from wholly allopatric F. natalensis by head pattern and more black and buff underparts, while F.... read more
Male advertising call is a very harsh, grating “kuree”, repeated 3–4 times,... read more
Large, dense Typha beds with scattered trees, along small, shallow watercourses; feeds in... read more
Food and feeding
Tubers, possibly those of Dioscorea; seeds, including those of the grass Echinochloa; berries, including Amaranthus... read more
Polygamy speculated, although unknown in other Afrotropical Francolinus. Season perhaps commences as early as May/Jun and eggs... read more
Sedentary. Moves out into sorghum fields to feed; if alarmed, flies back into reedbeds.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Mace Lande: safe. Previously considered Near Threatened, but population is apparently declining. Little known, but considered locally common in suitable habitat... read more
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