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Alternative name: Nahan's Partridge

Ptilopachus nahani


23-26 cm.Black underparts with white spots. Black-and-brown mottled upperparts. White chin. Red base of bill and naked skin around eye. Unspurred, red legs. Sexes alike. Juvenile darker above, spotting on neck does not reach upperside, grey legs.


Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda


This is a monotypic species[1].
This species was formerly placed in the genus Francolinus or in Pternistis.


It is found in lowland primary forest, preferring riverine or swampy areas.



  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2014. IOC World Bird Names (version 4.3). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Birdforum thread discussing issues in Galliform taxonomy

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