Red-winged francolin

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Red-winged francolin
Red-winged francolin (Scleroptila levaillantii).jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Perdicinae
Genus: Scleroptila
Species: S. levaillantii
Binomial name
Scleroptila levaillantii
(Valenciennes, 1825)

Francolinus levaillantii

The red-winged francolin (Scleroptila levaillantii) is a species of bird in the Phasianidae family. It is found in Angola, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

Elgon francolin (Francolinus elgonensis) may be a hybrid between the red-winged francolin and the moorland francolin.[1]


  1. ^ McCarthy, Eugene M. (2006). Handbook of avian hybrids of the world. Oxford University Press US. p. 50. ISBN 978-0-19-518323-8. 

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