Pheasants and Partridges (Phasianidae)

Schlegel's Francolin (Francolinus schlegelii) - HBW 2, p. 491

French: Francolin de Schlegel German: Schlegelfrankolin Spanish: Francolín de Schlegel

Taxonomy: Francolinus Schlegelii Heuglin, 1863, Bongo River (= Bussere River), Bahr el Ghazal, Sudan.
Previously considered a race of F. coqui. Forms superspecies with F. coqui and F. albogularis. Recently proposed reorganization of Francolinus places present species in genus Peliperdix with F. coqui, F. albogularis, F. lathami and F. sephaena. Monotypic.

Distribution: WC Cameroon E through N Central African Republic and S Chad to SW Sudan.

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