Crested Francolin

Dendroperdix sephaena

The Crested Francolin is a species of bird in the Phasianidae family.
It is found in Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. One of its subspecies, ''Dendroperdix sephaena rovuma'', is sometimes considered a separate species, Kirk's Francolin.
Crested_Francolin1  Crested Francolin,Dendroperdix sephaena,Geotagged,South Africa,Spring

Naming

Subspecies include:

⤷  ''D. s. grantii''
⤷  ''D. s. rovuma'' - Kirk's Francolin
⤷  ''D. s. spilogaster''
⤷  ''D. s. zambesiae''
⤷  ''D. s. sephaena''

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Status: Least concern
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassAves
OrderGalliformes
FamilyPhasianidae
GenusDendroperdix
SpeciesD. sephaena
Photographed in
South Africa