Chinese francolin

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Chinese francolin
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Perdicinae
Genus: Francolinus
Species: F. pintadeanus
Binomial name
Francolinus pintadeanus
(Scopoli, 1786)

The Chinese francolin (Francolinus pintadeanus) or Burmeese francolin is a species of game bird in the Phasianidae family.


On average, the length of the bird is 30–34 cm (12–13 in) and it weighs 280–400 g (9.9–14.1 oz). Females are slightly smaller than males.[2]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

This species is found in Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Introduced to Mauritius, the Philippines, Madagascar, United States, Chile and Argentina.[3] Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Francolinus pintadeanus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Hume, A.O.; Marshall, C.H.T. (1880). Game Birds of India, Burmah and Ceylon. II. Calcutta: A.O. Hume and C.H.T. Marshall. p. 30. 
  3. ^ Long, John L. (1981). Introduced Birds of the World. Agricultural Protection Board of Western Australia, 21-493