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Clapperton's Francolin

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Photo © by Gerald FriesenKidepo National Park, Uganda, August 2014
Photo © by Gerald Friesen
Kidepo National Park, Uganda, August 2014
Pternistis clappertoni

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[edit] Identification

32–35 cm

[edit] Similar Species

Yellow-necked Francolin and Heuglin's Francolin

[edit] Distribution

Sub-Saharan Africa
Western Africa: Mali, Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroon, Central African Republic and Equatorial Guinea
Eastern Africa: Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Uganda.

[edit] Taxonomy

Formerly placed in genus Francolinus.
This is a monotypic species[1]. A number of subspecies are not recognised by most authorities[2].

[edit] Habitat

Grassland, rocky hillsides and dry, lightly wooded and bushed habitats

[edit] Behaviour

Can be seen in groups of up to 20 birds.

[edit] Diet

Their diet consist of berries and seeds; also insects and molluscs.

[edit] References

  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 September 2014)
  4. Collins Van Perlo

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