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Chinese francolin

Thai: นกกระทาทุ่ง, nok kra-ta thung

Binomial name: Francolinus pintadeanus, Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, 1786

The Chinese Francolin (Francolinus pintadeanus) is a species of bird in the Phasianidae family.

It is found in Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

The females of the species seem to average slightly smaller than the males. On an average, the length of the bird is 12 - 13.4 cm and it weighs 10 - 14 g.

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Scientific classification

Francolinus pintadeanus

Common names

  • Thai: นกกระทาทุ่ง, nok kra-ta thung

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Distribution map of Chinese francolin, Francolinus pintadeanus in Thailand

Range map of Francolinus pintadeanus in Thailand

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Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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