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Crested Francolin
(Francolinus sephaena)

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Scientific Information

Other Names: Peliperdix sephaena; Crested Partridge, Kirk's Francolin rovuma, Grant's Francolin grantii, Spotted Francolin spilogaster, Smith's Francolin

Subspecies: F. s. sephaena, F. s. zambesiae, F. s. granti, F. s. rovuma, F. s. spilogaster; rovuma was once treated as a separate species, Kirk's Francolin.

Range: Eastern & Southern Africa - from southern Sudan, Ehtiopia and Somalia south to Angola, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Natal.

Habitat: Scrublands.

Status in Wild: Widespread and locally common.


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