Crested Francolin

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The Crested Francolin is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Crested Francolin is a widespread and common African species found from southern Sudan, Ethiopia and western Somalia, south through Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania (excluding western regions) to Mozambique, Angola and NE South Africa. It is typically found in dense bush and dry woodland - these two birds were in thornveld north of Pretoria. Crested Francolins are recognised by their dark-bordered white superciliary stripe, and are a particularly noisy species often calling throughout the day and even on bright, moonlit nights. More

The Crested Francolin (Francolinus sephaena) is a species of bird in the Phasianidae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. One of its subspecies, Francolinus sephaena rovuma, is sometimes considered a separate species, Kirk's Francolin. FrancolinusKirkiHartlaub.jpg References - * BirdLife International 2004. Francolinus sephaena. More

* Crested Francolin Dendroperdix( Francolinus) sephaena in Moremi National Park, Botswana Crested Francolin Dendroperdix (Francolinus) sephaena in Moremi National Park, Botswana. 3 fuzzy (out of focus) chick are under South Africa LHarding 19 November 2008 1 year ago 2 Sounds 1 recording * Short call. By the roadside near Kanniedood hide. 5:33am. More

Distribution of Crested francolin in southern Africa, based on statistical smoothing of the records from first SA Bird Atlas Project (© Animal Demography unit, University of Cape Town; smoothing by Birgit Erni and Francesca Little). Colours range from dark blue (most common) through to yellow (least common). See here for the latest distribution from the SABAP2. More

The Crested Francolin is a Southern African bird that belongs to the Phasianidae bird family group which includes birds such as Francolins, Spurfowls, Quails. The description for the Crested Francolin (Latin name Dendroperdix sephaena) can be found in the 7th Edition of the Roberts Birds of Southern Africa. The Dendroperdix sephaena can be quickly identified by its unique Roberts identification number of 189 and the detailed description of this bird is on page 63. More

The crested francolin has a harsh, penetrating call and it is commonly seen and heard in the game reserves of the lowveld, including the Kruger National Park. They are most vocal in the mornings and evenings, with the male repeating the crowing notes in bursts of several phrases at a time. More

* Crested Francolin - African Bird Image Database by African Bird Club/Birding Africa. * Crested Francolin - Image and fact sheet from * Crested Francolin - Mangoverde World Bird Guide Species Page; Images & Sounds. * Francolinus sephaena Images - Images of this species located at the Phasianidae group on flickr. More

The Crested Francolin (Peliperdix sephaena) is a common and widespread species over much of southern Africa. They are often seen crossing the road or wandering through grassland and brush in small groups. The shots here were taken near Nylsvley, Limpopo Province, South Africa in January, 2006 with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II & EF 500mm F/4L IS lens. There was a raptor soaring overhead at the time and this bird was keeping a cautious eye skyward. More

Crested Francolins are vocal at intervals throughout the day and may even be heard on bright moonlit nights General What's New? Home Trip Reports Articles Map Links email Birds Sightings Species Index Galleries Check Lists Endemics Parks/Reserves Aberdares Amboseli Lake Baringo Kakamega More

Crested Francolin Kruger National Park The Crested Francolin (Latin name Dendroperdix sephaena) is described in Roberts Birds of Southern Africa, 7th Edition. This bird has a unique Roberts number of 189 and you will find a full description of this bird on page 63 also a picture of the Crested Francolin on page 80. The Crested Francolin belongs to the family of birds classified as Phasianidae. According to the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology the Crested Francolin is also known by these other names: Kirk's Francolin. More

Crested Francolin - Francolinus sephaena1629 vuesibirdcollection * Big Bird Battle, KrugerPark4:43 * Ajouter à la file d'attente Ajoutée à la file d'attente Big Bird Battle, KrugerPark638 vuesborninfreedom * Natal Francolins 03Mar080:54 * Ajouter à la file d'attente Ajoutée à la file d'attente Natal Francolins More

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Order : Galliformes
Family : Phasianidae
Genus : Francolinus
Species : sephaena
Authority : (Smith, 1836)