Scleroptila

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Scleroptila
FrancolinusStreptophorusKeulemans.jpg
Ring-necked francolin
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Tribe: Gallini
Genus: Scleroptila
Blyth, 1852
Type species
Scleroptila streptophora
Species

See text

Synonyms

Francolinus

Scleroptila is a genus of birds in the francolin group of the tribe Gallini of the pheasant family. Its eight species range through Sub-Saharan Africa.

Species[edit]

The species are:[1]

Image Common Name Scientific name Distribution
Ring-necked francolin Scleroptila streptophora Burundi, Cameroon, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Red-winged Francolin (Francolinus levaillantii) from side, b.jpg Red-winged francolin Scleroptila levaillantii Angola, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Eswatini, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.
Finsch's francolin Scleroptila finschi Angola, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, parts of Cameroon, and Gabon.
Moorland francolin Scleroptila psilolaema Ethiopia.
Bergpatrys (Scleroptila afra) in KwaZulu-Natal, Francesco Veronesi.jpg Grey-winged francolin Scleroptila afra Lesotho and South Africa.
Orange River francolin, Scleroptila levaillantoides, at Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Botswana (32117354732).jpg Orange River francolin Scleroptila gutturalis (Ethiopia, South Sudan, Somalia, Uganda and Kenya
Shelley's Francolin.jpg Shelley's francolin Scleroptila shelleyi Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Eswatini, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
Whyte’s francolin Scleroptila whytei Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, and Zambia.
Elgon francolin Scleroptila elgonensis Uganda (Mount Elgon) to central Kenya

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gill, F & D Donsker (Eds). (2013). "IOC World Bird List (v 3.5)". International Ornithologists’ Union. doi:10.14344/IOC.ML.3.5. Retrieved 2013-12-29. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)

Further reading[edit]

  • Mandiwana-Neudani, T.G.; Little, R.M.; Crowe, T.M.; Bowie, R.C.K. (2019). "Taxonomy, phylogeny and biogeography of 'true' francolins: Galliformes, Phasianidae, Phasianinae, Gallini; Francolinus, Ortygornis, Afrocolinus gen. nov., Peliperdix and Scleroptila spp". Ostrich. 90 (3): 191–221. doi:10.2989/00306525.2019.1632954. S2CID 208597134.