Hildebrandt's Francolin (Francolinus hildebrandti) - HBW 2, p. 499
French: Francolin de Hildebrandt
Spanish: Francolín de Hildebrandt
Taxonomy: Francolinus Hildebrandti Cabanis, 1878, Voi, Taita district, Kenya.
Forms superspecies with F. natalensis, with which occasional hybridization has been reported. Has at times been placed in genus Chaetopus, or alternatively in Notocolinus. Recently proposed reorganization of Francolinus places present species in genus Pternistis with 23 other species. Proposed races, such as johnstonii, not valid, as variation is clinal. Monotypic.
Distribution: C & W Kenya S through Tanzania to SE Zaire (Musosa), NE Zambia and Malawi.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Locality Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya (Monotypic species)
Nik Borrow 22 October 2013 17 weeks ago 4.3
Male and female on a ground.
Locality Chorzów Zoo, Chorzów, Silesian Province, Poland (Monotypic species)
Tomasz Doroń 14 October 2013 20 weeks ago 3.6
Hildebrandt's Francolin looking for food
Locality Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Hans-Juergen Kuehnel 3 January 2012 1 year ago 3.3
Male and female perched.
Locality Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti, Tanzania (Monotypic species)
Nik Borrow 12 March 2006 4 years ago 3
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