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Grey-breasted Francolin - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Grey-breasted Spurfowl

Pternistis rufopictus

Identification

32–41 cm (12½-16 in)

Similar Species

Yellow-necked Francolin

Distribution

Africa: endemic to north-western Tanzania (Lake Victoria to Serengeti and south to Wembere)

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].
Formerly placed in genus Francolinus.

Habitat

Plains and savannas, with a rainfall around 500-700mm annually.

Behaviour

Diet

Their main diet consists of sedge tubers and seeds, with the addition of insects such as grasshoppers and termites.

Breeding

They are monogomous and territorial. They make a depression in the ground for their nest.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2015)

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