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Hildebrandt's Francolin - BirdForum Opus

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


34–41 cm (13½-16¼ in)

  • Black spotted whitish throat, neck and underparts


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


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


Bush, woodland, forest edges and rocky ground.



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


  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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