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Croqui Francolin 3.jpg
C. coqui
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Tribe: Gallini
Genus: Campocolinus
Crowe et al, 2020
Type species
Campocolinus coqui

Campocolinus is a genus of birds in the francolin group of the family Phasianidae. They are found in Sub-Saharan Africa.


It contains three species, all of which were formerly classified in Peliperdix. The species are:[1][2]

Image Common Name Scientific name Distribution
Coqui Francolin 1.jpg Coqui francolin Campocolinus coqui Sahel and Ethiopia.
Peliperdix albogularis (cropped).jpg White-throated francolin Campocolinus albogularis Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, and Zambia.
Schlegel's francolin Campocolinus schlegelii Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, and South Sudan.


  1. ^ Crowe, Timothy M.; Mandiwana-Neudani, Tshifhiwa G.; Donsker, David B.; Bowie, Rauri CK; Little, Robin M. (2020-04-02). "Resolving nomenclatural 'confusion' vis-à-vis Latham's Francolin (Francolinus/Peliperdix/Afrocolinus lathami) and the 'Red-tailed' francolins (Francolinus/Ortygornis/Peliperdix spp.)". Ostrich. 91 (2): 134–136. doi:10.2989/00306525.2020.1723140. ISSN 0030-6525.
  2. ^ "Taxonomic Updates – IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2021-07-14.