Coqui francolin

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Coqui francolin
CoquiFrancolin MasaiMara.jpg
Adult male of the "Pale-bellied francolin", P. c. hubbardi, in the Maasai Mara
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Genus: Campocolinus
C. coqui
Binomial name
Campocolinus coqui
(Smith, 1836)

Francolinus coqui
Peliperdix coqui

The Coqui francolin (Campocolinus coqui) is a species of bird in the family Phasianidae.


Formerly classified in the genus Peliperdix, a 2020 study found it, the white-throated francolin (C. albogularis), and Schlegel's francolin (C. schlegelii) to together comprise a new genus Campocolinus.[3] The International Ornithological Congress has accepted these findings.[4]


It is mainly found in Africa's southern half but is also sparsely present in the western Sahel and Ethiopia. It is believed to be the most widespread francolin in Africa.


It mainly inhabits grasslands, steppes, savannas and dry scrubland, but also bright forest and grain fields. On high plateaus it lives up to 2,000 meters high. It is mostly resident throughout its range.[5]



  1. ^ BirdLife International (2017). "Peliperdix coqui". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2017: e.T22678736A111663262. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T22678736A111663262.en.
  2. ^ "Francolinus coqui". Avibase.
  3. ^ Crowe, Timothy M.; Mandiwana-Neudani, Tshifhiwa G.; Donsker, David B.; Bowie, Rauri CK; Little, Robin M. (2 April 2020). "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.
  4. ^ "Taxonomic Updates – IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 14 July 2021.
  5. ^ Species text in The Atlas of Southern African Birds