Shelley's francolin

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Shelley's francolin
FrancolinusShelleyiKeulemans.jpg
Illustration by Keulemans, 1893
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Perdicinae
Genus: Scleroptila
Species: S. shelleyi
Binomial name
Scleroptila shelleyi
Ogilvie-Grant, 1891
Synonyms
  • Francolinus shelleyi
  • Francolinus uluensis

Shelley's francolin (Scleroptila shelleyi) is a species of bird in the Phasianidae family. The species is named after Sir Edward Shelley, cousin of George Ernest Shelley.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

It is found in grassy woodlands and grasslands in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

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Subspecies S. s. uluensis, illustration by Keulemans, 1893