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Hildebrandt's Francolin - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by nick scarle
Lake Nakuru NP, Kenya, March 2009
Pternistis hildebrandti

Identification

34–41 cm (13½-16¼ in)

  • Black spotted whitish throat, neck and underparts

Distribution

Africa:
Western Africa: occurs only in Democratic Republic of Congo
Eastern Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia

Taxonomy

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

Habitat

Bush, woodland, forest edges and rocky ground.

Behaviour

Diet

Feeds on tubers, seeds, bulbs, insects and insect larvae. They forage in pairs and small groups.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Sept 2018)

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