White-throated francolin

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White-throated francolin
Peliperdix albogularis.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Genus: Campocolinus
C. albogularis
Binomial name
Campocolinus albogularis
(Hartlaub, 1854)

Francolinus albogularis
Peliperdix albogularis

The white-throated francolin (Campocolinus albogularis) is a species of bird in the family Phasianidae.

It is found in Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, and Zambia. These birds are found in tropical and sub-tropical grasslands, savannas, burned lands and shrublands. They feed on seeds and insects.

The white-throated francolin weighs about 14–15 g (0.49–0.53 oz) at birth and grows to about 275 g (9.7 oz) as an adult.

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


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Peliperdix albogularis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22678740A92786419. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22678740A92786419.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.