Pheasants and Partridges (Phasianidae)

Finsch's Francolin (Francolinus finschi) - HBW 2, p. 493

French: Francolin de Finsch German: Finschfrankolin Spanish: Francolín de Finsch

Taxonomy: Francolinus Finschi Bocage, 1881, Caconda, Benguela, Angola.
Forms superspecies with F. streptophorus, F. levaillantii and F. africanus. Recently proposed reorganization of Francolinus places present species in genus Scleroptila with F. streptophorus, F. levaillantii, F. africanus, F. psilolaemus, F. shelleyi and F. levaillantoides. Monotypic.

Distribution: Found in three areas: lower R Congo in Congo and Zaire; Kwando Province, S Zaire; and WC Angola.

  • Least Concern
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