Coqui francolin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Coqui francolin
CoquiFrancolin MasaiMara.jpg
Adult male of the "Pale-bellied francolin", P. c. hubbardi, in the Maasai Mara
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Genus: Peliperdix
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]



  1. ^ BirdLife International (2017). "Peliperdix coqui". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2017: e.T22678736A111663262. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T22678736A111663262.en. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Francolinus coqui". Avibase.
  3. ^ Species text in The Atlas of Southern African Birds