Pheasants and Partridges (Phasianidae)

Ring-necked Francolin (Francolinus streptophorus) - HBW 2, p. 493

French: Francolin à collier German: Kragenfrankolin Spanish: Francolín Acollarado

Taxonomy: Francolinus streptophorus Ogilvie Grant, 1891, Mangiki, Mount Elgon, Kenya.
Forms superspecies with F. africanus, F. levaillantii and F. finschi. Recently proposed reorganization of Francolinus places present species in genus Scleroptila with F. finschi, F. levaillantii, F. africanus, F. psilolaemus, F. shelleyi and F. levaillantoides. Has been included with F. sephaena in genus Dendroperdix. Monotypic.

Distribution: Disjunct distribution, with four separate populations: in Uganda, from Kidepo National Park W to R Nile and S Katonga Valley and at base of Mt Moroto; in Kenya, from S slopes of Mt Elgon to Samia Hills and Nyando Valley; in NW Tanzania, in Kibondo and Kasulu districts; and an isolated population in highlands of Cameroon.

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