French: Francolin de Schlegel German: Schlegelfrankolin Spanish: Francolín de Schlegel
Bussere (Bongo) River, Bahr el Ghazal, South Sudan
WC Cameroon E through N Central African Republic and S Chad to W South Sudan.
21–25 cm; male c. 251 g, female c. 223 g. A small francolin with a mainly rusty-orange or rufous-yellow head contrasting with dusky-brown crown and eyestripe. Usually... read more
Advertising call, which resembles that of P. coqui and P. albogularis but is... read more
Savanna woodland, at least in Sudan especially where tree Isoberlinia doka (Fabaceae) is... read more
Food and feeding
Takes leaves of Isoberlinia doka from ground, and seeds of grass and grain; also feeds on caterpillars. Usually observed in pairs... read more
In Sudan lays in Sept–Nov. Probably monogamous, as typically observed in pairs during breeding season. Nest a slight hollow lined... read more
Sedentary. Flies only short distances, remaining silent in process.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Mace Lande: insufficient information. Range estimated at c. 550,000 km². Considered a candidate for inclusion in Red Data Book... read more
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