French: Francolin à bec jaune German: Gelbschnabelfrankolin Spanish: Francolín piquigualdo
Other common names:
Bongo River, Bahr el Ghazal, South Sudan
Central African Republic, W South Sudan, extreme N DRCongo and N & W Uganda.
c. 32 cm; male 504–588 g, female 420–462 g. Differs from P. bicalcaratus by peculiar markings below and by having bill and legs yellow to orange, rather... read more
Territorial call, mainly heard early morning, late afternoon and after rain, a repeated loud harsh... read more
Open habitats between 500 m and 1400 m, ranging from grassland to savanna with scattered tree cover... read more
Food and feeding
Varied diet includes seeds (grass and millet recorded) and berries, millipedes, beetles, ants and termites. Forms generally small coveys,... read more
Eggs in Mar–Jun and young in Jul, Aug and Nov in Uganda, apparently unrelated to rains; Sept–Nov in DR Congo, during late rainy... read more
Sedentary. Flies up to perches only when very pressed, preferring to escape by running into cover;... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Mace Lande: safe. Widely distributed, occurring in suitable habitat throughout a range of c. 1,400,000 km². Common to abundant... read more
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