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Ahanta Francolin - BirdForum Opus

Pternistis ahantensis


33–35 cm


West Africa: discontinuous in lowlands of Senegambia to south-western Nigeria.


This is a monotypic species[1].

Two subspecies are recognised by some authors: ahantensis and hopkinsoni.[2]
Formerly placed in genus Francolinus.


Moist lowland forests, forest edges and clearings.



They have a fairly wide diet, consists of seeds, fruits and other vegetable matter; also insects and termites.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2014)

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