Swamp Francolin

(Francolinus gularis)

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Francolinus gularis
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Scientific Information

Other Names: Swamp Partridge.

Subspecies: Generally accepted as monotypic.

Range: Northern India and southern Nepal, in a narrow band to eastern Bangladesh and western Assam.

Habitat: Damp grasslands along the floodplains of the Brahmaputra and Ganges Rivers.

Brief Description: Largest of the Asian Francolins, sexes are similar. Upper throat and chin rufous; crown, nape and mantled finely barred brown; breast and abdomen streaked white, black and brown. Males usually with one spur and females unspurred.

Status in Wild: Limited range and loss of specialized habitat has caused this species to decline; listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN.

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