French: Francolin multiraie German: Sumpffrankolin Spanish: Francolín palustre
vicinity of Calcutta, east India
Floodplains of Ganges and Brahmaputra from NC India (Uttar Pradesh) and S Nepal E to NE India (Assam). Considered extirpated in Bangladesh#R.
36–38 cm; male c. 510 g. Differs from other Asian Francolinus in strongly contrasting white stripes on underparts and rusty throat and foreneck. Largest... read more
Vocally rather distinctive. Advertisement call, given from ground or low bush, by male, a series of... read more
Wet grasslands in low-lying land of terai and belt of alluvial plains below 250 m; land... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds of weeds and cereals, mustard, rice and other crop shoots, bulbs and tubers; also insects (especially chicks for first month of life... read more
Lays from late Feb or Mar to May, mainly late Mar to Apr. Apparently monogamous; species is usually encountered in pairs, occasionally... read more
Sedentary, but will move to dry ground when low lying areas around marshes are flooded. A radio-... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Occurs in highly fragmented terai grassland. Locally common, but possibly as few as 10,000–20,000 individuals remain, according to figures based on... read more
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