Coqui francolin

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Coqui francolin
Coqui francolin (Peliperdix coqui).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Perdicinae
Genus: Peliperdix
Species: P. coqui
Binomial name
Peliperdix coqui
(Smith, 1836)

Francolinus coqui

The Coqui francolin (Peliperdix coqui) is a species of bird in the Phasianidae family.

The species is found in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.[2] It is believed to be the most widespread francolin in Africa but is mostly resident throughout its range.[3]


  1. ^ "Francolinus coqui". Avibase. 
  2. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Francolinus coqui". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 8 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Species text in The Atlas of Southern African Birds