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Birdwatching in Africa - Chestnut-naped Francolin, Pternistis castaneicollis


The Chestnut-naped Francolin (Pternistis castaneicollis) is a species of bird in the Phasianidae family. At 33–37 cm and 550–1,200 g, it is a large species of francolin. It is found in Ethiopia and northern Somalia. There haven't been any fluctuations in the population but there isn't enough data to have a population count according to the IUCN.

Range map from www.oiseaux.net

Range map
Range map from www.oiseaux.net - Ornithological Portal Oiseaux.net
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Length: 33 - 37 cm
Wingspan:
Weight: 550 - 1200 gr
Longevity:
Distinctive Feature
Similar Species


From opus at www.birdforum.net the forum for wild birds and birding.


Listen to the Chestnut-naped Francolin

Remarks from the Recordist

Calls from a unseen bird on the ground in open juniper woodland.



Remarks from the Recordist

Natural vocalization; song from a distant bird in a boulder field in sparse juniper woodland just below treeline.


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Conservation status
Conservation status
Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2015. Retrieved 22 November 2016.



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Sighted: 4 November 2019 (Date of first photo that I could use)
Location: Sanetti Plateau, Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia


Chestnut-naped Francolin, Pternistis castaneicollis
Chestnut-naped Francolin - 6 November 2019 - Bale Mountains National Park, Dinsho Headquarter, Ethiopia

Chestnut-naped Francolin, Pternistis castaneicollis
Chestnut-naped Francolin - 6 November 2019 - Bale Mountains National Park, Dinsho Headquarter, Ethiopia



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