White-throated francolin

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White-throated francolin
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Perdicinae
Genus: Peliperdix
Species: P. albogularis
Binomial name
Peliperdix albogularis
Hartlaub, 1854

The white-throated francolin (Peliperdix albogularis) is a species of bird in the Phasianidae family. It is found in Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, and Zambia.

These birds are found in tropical & sub-tropical grasslands, savannas, burned lands and shrublands. They feed on seeds and insects. The white-throated frankolins weighing about 14-15 gms at birth and grow up to about 275 gms when adult.

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