Ahanta Francolin (Francolinus ahantensis) - HBW 2, p. 495
French: Francolin d'Ahanta
Spanish: Francolín de Ahanta
Taxonomy: Francolinus ahantensis Temminck, 1851, Ahanta, Ghana.
Forms superspecies with F. squamatus and F. griseostriatus; these three have been separated in genus Squamatocolinus. Recently proposed reorganization of Francolinus places present species in genus Pternistis with 23 other species. W populations have been awarded separate race, hopkinsoni, but variation is clinal and subspecific status not warranted. Monotypic.
Distribution: Occurs in three discrete areas in W Africa: W Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau and N Guinea; S Guinea, Sierra Leone and W Liberia; and NE Ivory Coast E to SW Nigeria.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
bird preening and later a 2 bird pass by Locality Abuko Nature Reserve, Abuko, Western Division, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 1 January 2012 2 years ago 2 min 46 sec 4.7
Bird in scrub bushes preening and calling. Locality Tamale, Northern Region, Ghana
Ron Hoff 3 March 2013 36 weeks ago 20 sec 4
A poor view of a bird in dense cover. Locality Bijilo Forest Park, Bijilo, Western Division, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Paul Clarke 15 January 2003 5 years ago 19 sec 1.5
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