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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
Range map of Francolinus pintadeanus in Thailand