Pheasants and Partridges (Phasianidae)

Grey-winged Francolin (Francolinus africanus) - HBW 2, p. 494

French: Francolin à ailes grises German: Grauflügelfrankolin Spanish: Francolín Aligrís
Other common names: Greywing Francolin

Taxonomy: Francolinus africanus Stephens, 1819, Cape Province.
Forms superspecies with F. streptophorus, F. levaillantii and F. finschi. Recently proposed reorganization of Francolinus places present species in genus Scleroptila with F. streptophorus, F. finschi, F. levaillantii, F. psilolaemus, F. shelleyi and F. levaillantoides. F. psilolaemus has been included in present species. Monotypic.

Distribution: Lesotho and South Africa, from Cape Town E through Orange Free State and Natal to SE Transvaal.

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