Painted Francolin

(Francolinus pictus)

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Francolinus pictus
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Scientific Information

Other Names: Painted Partridge.

Subspecies: F. f. pictus - Southern India, F. f. pallidus - Central India, F. f. watsonsi - Sri Lanka.

Range: India, Sri Lanka

Habitat: Scrublands and dry grasslands.

Status in Wild: Locally common on the Indian subcontinent, may hybridize with Black Francolin in small section of Manipur. The race watsoni is endangered on Sri Lanka.



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Hume and Marshall, Gamebirds of India, Burma and Ceylon, 1880

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