Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Pheasants and Partridges :: Black Francolin
Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus
Described by: Linnaeus (1766)
Alternate common name(s): Black Partridge
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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RangeMiddle East to Bangladesh;
Fragmented populations in the w. part of its range; [1,000,000km2];
(1) Cyprus. S. Turkey (Amik Golu). Syria and Israel (Hula Valley). Asia Minor e. to n. Iraq and n. Iran (Caucasus) and Transcaucasia.
(2) S. Iraq and w. Iran.
(3) S. Iran e. to s. Pakistan.
(4) S. Pakistan e. to w. India (Kutch, Gujarat). The Kutch population may be introduced. S. Afghanistan?
(5) N. India e. to w. Bihar and Orissa.
(6) The e. Himalayas to ne. India (Assam and Manipur), Sikkim to Bangladesh.
Introduced to the Caucasus, Marianas Is. (Guam), and Hawaiian Is. (Hawaii, Kauai, Maui).
Formerly in the se. United States (sw. Louisiana and s. Florida) and sw. Europe.
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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