Pheasants and Partridges (Phasianidae)

Jackson's Francolin (Francolinus jacksoni) - HBW 2, p. 503

French: Francolin de Jackson German: Jacksonfrankolin Spanish: Francolín de Jackson

Taxonomy: Francolinus jacksoni Ogilvie Grant, 1891, Kikuyu, Kenya.
Forms superspecies with F. erckelii, F. ochropectus, F. castaneicollis and F. nobilis. Has been separated in genus Oreocolinus. Recently proposed reorganization of Francolinus places present species in genus Pternistis with 23 other species. Birds of Mt Kenya have been ascribed to race pollenorum and those of the Cherangani Hills to race patriciae, but neither of these races is generally accepted. Monotypic.

Distribution: Mountains of WC Kenya.

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