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Francolinus levaillantoides

Francolinus levaillantoides

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Galliformes
Familia: Phasianidae
Subfamilia: Perdicinae
Genus: Francolinus
Species: Francolinus levaillantoides
Subspecies: F. l. eritreae - F. l. gutturalis - F. l. jugularis - F. l. levaillantoides - F. l. lorti - F. l. pallidior - F. l. stresemanni - F. l. wattii


Francolinus levaillantoides (Smith, 1836)

Vernacular names
English: Orange River Francolin

The Orange River Francolin (Scleroptila levaillantoides) is a species of bird in the Phasianidae family found in grassland and woodland in Africa.[1] In the taxa from the northern part of its distribution (Ethiopia, Sudan, Somalia, Uganda and Kenya), the neck-line does not reach the eye and the belly is whitish.[1] In the southern taxa (Angola, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa and Lesotho) the neck-line reaches the eye and the belly is buff.[1] This has led some authorities to treat them as separate species: The Archer's or Acacia Francolin (S. gutturalis with subspecies lorti) in the north, and the Orange River Francolin (S. levaillantoides with subspecies jugularis) in the south.[1]


1. ^ a b c d McGowan, P. J. K. (1994). Orange River Francolin (Francolinus levaillantoides). Pp. 494-495 in: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., & Sargatal, J. eds. (1994). Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 2. New World Vultures to Guineafowl. Lynx Edicions, Barcelon. ISBN 84-87334-15-6

* BirdLife International 2004. Francolinus levaillantoides. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 10 July 2007.

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