Species of Thailand

Chinese francolin

Francolinus pintadeanus, Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, 1786

(In Thai: นกกระทาทุ่ง)

The Chinese francolin (Francolinus pintadeanus) or Burmeese francolin is a species of game bird in the family Phasianidae.

Description

On average, the length of the bird is 30 - 34 cm and it weighs 280 - 400 g. Females are slightly smaller than males.

Distribution and habitat

This species is found in Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Introduced to Mauritius, the Philippines, Madagascar, United States, Chile and Argentina. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest.

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Category / Seasonal Status

BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years

BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident

Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Galliformes
Family
Phasianidae
Genus
Francolinus
Species
Francolinus pintadeanus

Common names

  • Thai: นกกระทาทุ่ง

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Photos

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Range Map

Distribution map of Chinese francolin, Francolinus pintadeanus in Thailand
  • Bang Phra Non-Hunting Area
  • Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Chiang Khong District, Chiang Rai
  • Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Doi Lang
  • Doi Lo District, Chiang Mai
  • Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
  • Doi Tao District, Chiang Mai
  • Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kaeng Khoi District, Saraburi
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park
  • Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Khon San District, Chaiyaphum
  • Kui Buri National Park
  • Mae Fa Luang District, Chiang Rai
  • Mae Mo District, Lampang
  • Mae Ping National Park
  • Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai
  • Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai
  • Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai
  • Mueang Chonburi District, Chonburi
  • Mueang Lampang District, Lampang
  • Mueang Tak District, Tak
  • Nam Nao National Park
  • Nong Bong Khai Non-Hunting Area
  • Nong Ya Plong District, Phetchaburi
  • Omkoi Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Pa Sang District, Lamphun
  • Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Phu Kradueng National Park
  • Phu Wua Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Pran Buri District, Prachuap Khiri Khan
  • Sakaerat Environmental Research Station
  • San Sai District, Chiang Mai
  • Sri Nakarin Dam National Park
  • Thap Lan National Park
  • Wat Phai Lom & Wat Ampu Wararam Non-Hunting Area
Range map of Francolinus pintadeanus in Thailand