White-throated francolin

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White-throated francolin
Peliperdix albogularis.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Genus: Peliperdix
Species: P. albogularis
Binomial name
Peliperdix albogularis
Hartlaub, 1854
Synonyms

Francolinus albogularis

The white-throated francolin (Peliperdix albogularis) is a species of bird in the family Phasianidae.

It is found in Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, and Zambia. These birds are found in tropical and sub-tropical grasslands, savannas, burned lands and shrublands. They feed on seeds and insects.

The white-throated francolin weighs about 14-15 g at birth and grows to about 275 g as an adult.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Peliperdix albogularis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22678740A92786419. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22678740A92786419.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018.