Pheasants and Partridges (Phasianidae)

Grey-breasted Francolin (Francolinus rufopictus) - HBW 2, p. 499

French: Francolin à poitrine grise German: Graubrustfrankolin Spanish: Francolín del Victoria
Other common names: Grey-breasted Spurfowl

Taxonomy: Pternistes rufopictus Reichenow, 1887, Wembere Steppe, Tanzania.
Forms superspecies with F. leucoscepus, F. afer and F. swainsonii. Recently proposed reorganization of Francolinus places present species in genus Pternistis with 23 other species. Local hybridization with F. leucoscepus has been reported. Monotypic.

Distribution: NW Tanzania, from L Victoria to Serengeti and S to Wembere.

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