Crested francolin

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

Francolinus sephaena

The crested francolin (Dendroperdix sephaena) is a bird species in the family Phasianidae. 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[edit]

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Dendroperdix sephaena". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22678752A92787092. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22678752A92787092.en.
  2. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David; Rasmussen, Pamela, eds. (2020). "Pheasants, partridges, francolins". IOC World Bird List. International Ornithological Congress. Retrieved 24 November 2020.

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