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Includes: Black-fronted Francolin
Length 33-37 cm; a large francolin
Formerly placed in genus Francolinus.
There are 2 subspecies:
Five other subspecies are not generally recognised.
Subspecies atrifrons is recognized by IOC as full species, Black-fronted Francolin.
Montane heath, forest edges and scrub.
Usually seen in small groups or pairs.
They form feeding coveys; They pick seeds and insects off the ground.
Calls mostly at dawn and dusk; kek kek keraak.
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