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Painted Francolin - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by Indrajeet Singh
Belgaum, Karnataka, India, September 2013
Francolinus pictus

Identification

Size 31 cm

Distribution

Asia: found in central and southern India and in the lowlands of south-eastern Sri Lanka.

Taxonomy

Subspecies

There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • F. p. pallidus:
  • F. p. pictus:
  • Central and southern India
  • F. p. watsoni:

Habitat

Farmland and open countryside.

Behaviour

Vocalisation

A distinctive call, often from the tops of trees.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. BF Member observations

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