French: Francolin à gorge blanche German: Weißkehlfrankolin Spanish: Francolín gorjiblanco
Subspecies and Distribution
P. a. albogularis
(Hartlaub, 1854) – White-throated Francolin – Senegambia E to Ivory Coast.
P. a. buckleyi
(Ogilvie-Grant, 1892) – E Ivory Coast E to Cameroon.
P. a. dewittei
(Chapin, 1937) – Rufous-breasted Francolin – SE DRCongo, E Angola and adjacent NW Zambia.
23–25 cm; 263–284 g. Distinguished from other members of the red-tailed group by unbarred chestnut and buff underparts. Female slightly smaller, has narrower... read more
Advertising call similar to P. coqui but faster, a high-pitched strident “ter-ink-... read more
Open, rolling savanna, especially disturbed areas, such as recently burned land, and along trails... read more
Food and feeding
A variety of insects, including grasshoppers and termites, and plant material, including grass seeds.
Lays in Jun in Nigeria, Sept–Oct in Senegambia, and Oct–Dec in S DRCongo; presumably wet season in Ghana, where small young... read more
Sedentary. Flies only when very pressed, preferring to escape by creeping through vegetation.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Mace Lande: safe. Widespread, occurring in suitable habitat throughout an area of more than 1,000,000 km²; considered safe by... read more
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