Pheasants and Partridges (Phasianidae)

White-throated Francolin (Francolinus albogularis) - HBW 2, p. 490

French: Francolin à gorge blanche German: Weikehlfrankolin Spanish: Francolín Gorgiblanco

Taxonomy: Francolinus albogularis Hartlaub, 1854, Gambia.
Forms superspecies with F. coqui and F. schlegelii. Recently proposed reorganization of Francolinus places present species in genus Peliperdix with F. coqui, F. schlegelii, F. lathami and F. sephaena. Doubtfully valid races meinertzhageni and gambagae included respectively in dewittei and buckleyi. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • albogularis Hartlaub, 1854 - Senegambia to Ivory Coast.
  • buckleyi Ogilvie Grant, 1892 - E Ivory Coast E to Cameroon.
  • dewittei Chapin, 1937 - SE Zaire, NW Zambia and E Angola.

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