Shelley's francolin

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Shelley's francolin
Illustration by Keulemans, 1893
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Genus: Scleroptila
S. shelleyi
Binomial name
Scleroptila shelleyi
  • Francolinus shelleyi
  • Francolinus uluensis

Shelley's francolin (Scleroptila shelleyi) is a species of bird in the family Phasianidae. The species is named after Sir Edward Shelley, cousin of George Ernest Shelley. IOC 13.1 recognized the following subspecies:

  • S. s. uluensis
  • S. s. macarthuri
  • S. s. shelleyi

Distribution and habitat[edit]

It is found in grassy woodlands and grasslands in Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Eswatini, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Scleroptila shelleyi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22728223A94975456. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22728223A94975456.en. Retrieved 11 November 2021.

External links[edit]

Subspecies S. s. uluensis, illustration by Keulemans, 1893