Pheasants and Partridges (Phasianidae)

Red-billed Francolin (Francolinus adspersus) - HBW 2, p. 498

French: Francolin à bec rouge German: Rotschnabelfrankolin Spanish: Francolín Piquirrojo

Taxonomy: Francolinus adspersus Waterhouse, 1838, Great Fish River, Great Namaqualand.
Has been included in genus Notocolinus. Recently proposed reorganization of Francolinus places present species in genus Pternistis with 23 other species. Monotypic.

Distribution: S Angola S through Namibia to extreme N South Africa; S Zambia, W Zimbabwe, Botswana. Probably introduced successfully to Hawaii.

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