Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Pheasants and Partridges :: Red-necked Francolin

Red-necked Francolin Francolinus afer

Described by: Müller, Statius (1776)
Alternate common name(s): Red-necked Spurfowl, Cranch's Spurfowl, Bare-throated Spurfowl, Bare-throated Francolin, Gray-winged Francoln, Cranch's Spurfowl
Old scientific name(s): Pternistis afer


Tarangire National Park, Tanzania - Feb 2, 2010 © Hans&Judy Beste  South Africa - Sep, 2001 © Jean-Philippe Paris  Kenya - Jun, 2005 © Mike Bayman  The Ark, Aberdares National Park, Kenya - Feb, 2001 © Jim Wilson 
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Sc. and se. Africa;
(1) W. Congo on the lower Congo River, Gabon, ne. Angola e. to e. Africa through Zaire to around Lake Victoria and s. to ne. Zambia, s. Tanzania and n. Malawi.
(2) N. shore of Lake Tanganyika in the Ruzizi Valley, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, w. Kenya to ne. Tanzania and e. Zaire.
(3) Coastal e. Kenya from the Tana River n. to Shimba Hills and n. of Lamu to ex. n. Tanzania.
(4) S. and w. Angola, s. Zambia and ex. nw. Namibia.
(5) E. Zambia and Mozambique n. of the Zambezi River to e. Tanzania.
(6) Se. Zimbabwe e. to Malawi and c. Mozambique s. of the Zambezi River.
(7) South Africa in s. and e. Cape Province, e. Transvaal, s. Natal e. to the Limpopo River.
Introduced to Ascension Is. in the s. Atlantic Ocean.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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