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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Galliformes
Family:Phasianidae
Genus:Francolinus
Genus species:Francolinus coqui

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:28 cm
Identification:The male coqui francolin is streaked and barred with black, chestnut, and gray-brown. He has a rufous-yellow head and neck, and the lower neck and chest are white with black bars. Its underparts are buff with black bars. The female has a white throat with a black border, and a thin black line above the eye and down the neck. She is brownish-wine in color.
Habitat:Wooded grasslands
Diet:Omnivore: seeds, insects
Reproduction:Francolins breed year-round. Each clutch contains three or four eggs.
Small coveys of five or six birds are often seen.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Southern Africa Date:1958-1988 Subjects:Coqui francolin
upland ground bird
Coqui partridge
Francolins
Partridges
Phasianidae
Galliformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata