Pheasants and Partridges (Phasianidae)

Cape Francolin (Francolinus capensis) - HBW 2, p. 498

French: Francolin criard German: Kapfrankolin Spanish: Francolín de El Cabo

Taxonomy: Tetrao capensis Gmelin, 1789, Cape of Good Hope.
Has been included in genus Notocolinus. Recently proposed reorganization of Francolinus places present species in genus Pternistis with 23 other species. Monotypic.

Distribution: South Africa, in S & W Cape Province from Cape Peninsula E to E Cape; presence on lower Orange R currently considered doubtful.

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