Red-winged Francolin (Francolinus levaillantii) - HBW 2, p. 493
French: Francolin de Levaillant
Spanish: Francolín Alirrojo
Taxonomy: Perdix Levaillantii Valenciennes, 1826, Cape of Good Hope.
Forms superspecies with F. streptophorus, F. africanus and F. finschi. Recently proposed reorganization of Francolinus places present species in genus Scleroptila with F. streptophorus, F. finschi, F. africanus, F. psilolaemus, F. shelleyi and F. levaillantoides. Population of N Malawi has been awarded separate race, crawshayi, but validity doubtful. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- kikuyuensis Ogilvie Grant, 1897 - Angola, Zambia, NE & E Zaire E to WC Kenya.
- levaillantii (Valenciennes, 1826) - N Malawi and NE Zambia S to E South Africa.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
close up of one in roadside grass, then trots off with two others Locality Nyika Plateau, Northern Region, Malawi (ssp levaillantii)
Martin Kennewell 4 October 2014 15 weeks ago 36 sec 4
Locality Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya (ssp kikuyuensis)
Nik Borrow 29 October 2013 1 year ago 4.4
A pair of Red-winged francolins move wearily through open ground.
Locality Nyika Plateau, Northern Region, Malawi (ssp levaillantioides)
Christian Boix Hinzen 13 December 2007 5 years ago 3.8
Red-winged Francolin in the grassland on the Nyika Plateau
Locality Nyika Plateau, Northern Region, Malawi (ssp levaillantii)
Derek Solomon 15 April 2004 1 year ago 3.6
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