Schlegel's francolin

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Schlegel's francolin
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Genus: Campocolinus
Species:
C. schlegelii
Binomial name
Campocolinus schlegelii
(Heuglin, 1863)
Synonyms

Francolinus schlegelii
Peliperdix schlegelii

Schlegel's francolin (Campocolinus schlegelii) is a species of bird in the family Phasianidae. It is found in Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, and South Sudan. According to the IUCN Red List, in which the species is rated as "least concern", the global population is unknown, but there have been no fluctuations in population.[1]

Formerly classified in the genus Peliperdix, a 2020 study found it, the white-throated francolin (C. albogularis), and the coqui francolin (C. coqui) to together comprise a new genus Campocolinus.[2] The International Ornithological Congress has accepted these findings.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2016). "Peliperdix schlegelii". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22678744A92786646. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22678744A92786646.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "Taxonomic Updates – IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2021-07-14.