Crested francolin

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Crested francolin
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Perdicinae
Genus: Dendroperdix
Roberts, 1922
Species: D. sephaena
Binomial name
Dendroperdix sephaena
(Smith, 1836)
Synonyms

Francolinus sephaena

The crested francolin (Dendroperdix sephaena) is a species of bird in the Phasianidae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. One of its subspecies, Dendroperdix sephaena rovuma, is sometimes considered a separate species, Kirk's francolin.

Subspecies[edit]

Subspecies include:[1]

  • D. s. grantii (Hartlaub, 1866)
  • D. s. rovuma (Gray, GR, 1867) - Kirk's francolin
  • D. s. spilogaster (Salvadori, 1888)
  • D. s. zambesiae (Mackworth-Praed, 1920)
  • D. s. sephaena (Smith, A, 1836)
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Gill, F & D Donsker (Eds). (2013). "IOC World Bird List (v 3.5).". International Ornithologists’ Union. doi:10.14344/IOC.ML.3.5. Retrieved 2013-12-29. 

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