Pheasants and Partridges (Phasianidae)

Djibouti Francolin (Francolinus ochropectus) - HBW 2, p. 504

French: Francolin somali German: Wacholderfrankolin Spanish: Francolín Somalí
Other common names: Ochre-breasted/Tadjoura/Pale-bellied Francolin

Taxonomy: Francolinus ochropectus Dorst and Jouanin, 1952, Plateau du Day, Tadjoura, Djibouti.
Forms superspecies with F. jacksoni, F. nobilis, F. castaneicollis and F. erckelii. Has been separated in genus Oreocolinus. Recently proposed reorganization of Francolinus places present species in genus Pternistis with 23 other species. Considered a weakly differentiated species, intermediate geographically and morphologically between F. erckelii and F. castaneicollis. Monotypic.

Distribution: Forét du Day in Goda Mts and Mabla Mts of Djibouti.

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