Black Francolin

Francolinus francolinus - Francolin noir

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Galliformes

  • Family
    :

    Phasianidés

  • Genus
    :

    Francolinus

  • Species
    :

    francolinus

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1766

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 36 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 50 à 55 cm.
  • Weight
    : 400 à 500 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Black Francolin (Francolinus francolinus) is a species of bird in the Phasianidae family.

Subspecific information 6 Subspecies

  • Francolinus francolinus francolinus (Cyprus and Asia Minor south to Israel and east to Iran and Turkmenistan)
  • Francolinus francolinus arabistanicus (c and s Iraq, sw Iran)
  • Francolinus francolinus bogdanovi (s Iran, s Afghanistan, sw Pakistan)
  • Francolinus francolinus henrici (s Pakistan, w India)
  • Francolinus francolinus asiae (w and c India, Nepal, Bhutan)
  • Francolinus francolinus melanonotus (e India, Bangladesh)

Foreign names

  • Francolin noir,
  • Francolín Ventrinegro,
  • Francolim-escuro,
  • Halsbandfrankolin,
  • örvös frankolin,
  • Zwarte Frankolijn,
  • Francolino nero,
  • Svart frankolin,
  • Halsbåndfrankolin,
  • frankolín tmavý,
  • frankolín obecný,
  • Sort Frankolin,
  • mustafrankoliini,
  • francolí pitnegre,
  • Svarthæna,
  • frankolin obrożny,
  • melnais frankolins,
  • frankolin,
  • Турач,
  • ムナグロシャコ,
  • 黑鹧鸪,
  • 黑鷓鴣,

Voice song and cries

Francolin noir
♂ adult breeding

Habitat

Shrubland : Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation ; Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Plantations

Geographic range

Illustration

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