French: Francolin à collier German: Kragenfrankolin Spanish: Francolín acollarado
Mangiki, Mount Elgon, Kenya
Four disjunct populations: N Uganda, from Kidepo National Park W to R Nile and S Katonga Valley and at base of Mt Moroto; W Kenya, from S slopes of Mt Elgon to Samia Hills and Nyando Valley; NW Tanzania, in Kibondo and Kasulu districts; and isolated population in highlands of Cameroon. Also recorded in Burundi (Ruvubu National Park) and Rwanda. Report from extreme S South Sudan requires confirmation.
c. 33–35 cm; two males 364 g and 406 g. Distinctive black-and-white barring on upper breast extends onto hindneck, with rest of underparts buff marked by dark brown... read more
Poorly known. Territorial call, usually given from slightly elevated perch (e.g. termite mound),... read more
Sparsely vegetated hillsides at 600–1800 m, with thin covering of grass amongst rocks; occurs... read more
Food and feeding
Known to eat insects and seeds and may visit cultivated areas, presumably to feed on weeds, crops and insects. Forages in pairs or small (... read more
Lays during early rains in Apr in N Uganda; in dry season, Dec–Mar, in Kenya. Probably monogamous. Nest a slight hollow with or... read more
Sedentary. Flies very fast, but usually runs into cover when alarmed.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Occurs in suitable habitat throughout an area of c. 216,000 km². Was considered a candidate for inclusion... read more
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