Scaly Francolin (Francolinus squamatus) - HBW 2, p. 495
French: Francolin écaillé
Spanish: Francolín Escamoso
Taxonomy: Francolinus squamatus Cassin, 1857, Cape Lopez, Gabon.
Forms superspecies with F. ahantensis and F. griseostriatus; these three species have been separated in genus Squamatocolinus. Recently proposed reorganization of Francolinus places present species in genus Pternistis with 23 other species. Present species shows much internal variation and clinal extremes are sometimes accorded subspecific status, with up to seven different races having been proposed. Monotypic.
Distribution: Equatorial Africa between 10o N and 10o S: SC Nigeria SE to W Zaire and E to Uganda, S Sudan and SW Ethiopia, then S to E Zaire, NE Tanzania and extreme N Malawi; also recorded in C & S Zaire and WC Sudan.
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Scaly Francolin (Francolinus squamatus)
Locality Aberdare National Park, Kenya
Jacques Erard 15 July 2010 2 years ago 4.3
Bird on the ground at forest edge
Locality Aberdare National Park, Kenya (ssp schuetti)
James Kashangaki 31 January 2016 15 weeks ago 3.8
On the ground.
Locality Lake Langano, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Ken Havard 9 November 2011 3 years ago 3.6
Locality Kibale National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Nik Borrow 17 August 2011 3 years ago 3.4
Adult perched on a tree stump, early morning, Arusha National Park, Tanzania
Locality Arusha National Park, Arusha Region, Tanzania
Adam Riley 1 May 2009 4 years ago 3
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