Coqui francolin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Coqui Francolin)
Jump to: navigation, search
Coqui francolin
CoquiFrancolin MasaiMara.jpg
Adult male of the "Pale-bellied francolin", P. c. hubbardi, in the Maasai Mara
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
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 family Phasianidae.


It is mainly found in Africa's southern half but is also sparsely present in the western Sahel and Ethiopia. It is believed to be the most widespread francolin in Africa.


It mainly inhabits grasslands, steppes, savannas and dry scrubland, but also bright forest and grain fields. On high plateaus it lives up to 2,000 meters high. It is mostly resident throughout its range.[3]