Crested francolin

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Crested francolin
Crested Francolin RWD.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Perdicinae
Genus: Dendroperdix
Roberts, 1922
D. sephaena
Binomial name
Dendroperdix sephaena
(Smith, 1836)

Francolinus sephaena

The crested francolin (Dendroperdix sephaena) is a species of bird in the Phasianidae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. One of its subspecies, Dendroperdix sephaena rovuma, is sometimes considered a separate species, Kirk's francolin.


Subspecies include:[2]

  • D. s. grantii (Hartlaub, 1866)
  • D. s. rovuma (Gray, GR, 1867) - Kirk's francolin
  • D. s. spilogaster (Salvadori, 1888)
  • D. s. zambesiae (Mackworth-Praed, 1920)
  • D. s. sephaena (Smith, A, 1836)
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  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Dendroperdix sephaena". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22678752A92787092. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22678752A92787092.en. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  2. ^ Gill, F & D Donsker (Eds). (2013). "IOC World Bird List (v 3.5)". International Ornithologists’ Union. doi:10.14344/IOC.ML.3.5. Retrieved 2013-12-29.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)

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