Erckel's francolin

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Erckel's francolin
Erckel's Francolin.PNG
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Genus: Pternistis
Species: P. erckelii
Binomial name
Pternistis erckelii
(Rüppell, 1835)

Francolinus erckelii

The Erckel's francolin (Pternistis erckelii) is a species of bird in the family Phasianidae. It is native to Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Sudan. In 1957 the species was also introduced to the Hawaiian islands.



  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Pternistis erckelii". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22678865A92792571. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22678865A92792571.en. Retrieved 14 January 2018.