Nahan's Francolin

Scientific Name
Francolinus nahani
Order
Family
Genus
Conservation Status
Endangered (EN)
Sub-Family
Perdicinae

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Wikipedia Article

The Nahan's Partridge (Ptilopachus nahani), also known as the Nahan's Francolin, is a bird in the Phasianidae family. This endangered species is found in rainforest in northeastern DR Congo and western Uganda, and it is threatened by habitat loss and hunting. As suggested by its alternative name, it was formerly believed to be a francolin and placed either in Francolinus or Pternistis, but it is now known that its closest relative is the Stone Partridge. At about in length, the Nahan's Partridge is a relatively small, terrestrial bird with a red eye-ring, legs and base of the bill, brownish upperparts, and black-and-white underparts and head.