The Nahan's francolin
francolinus nahan

Planning a birding Safari at the end your next business trip to Africa...? Get ready to meet Nahan's francolin, the little dark forest wildwolf.

The Nahan's francolin is a small dark forest bird with a white barred chest and a red face mask and bill.

Though shy and abit difficult to observe, you're likely to find this Uganda bird in Bwindi, Budongo and Mabira forest as she hurriedly crosses forest paths.

In this section of the Birding Safari Guide we share with you information about Nahan's francolin birds in Uganda in order to make your Bird watching tour to Africa even more fascinating.

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Where to find the Nahan's francolin in Uganda

You will find small groups of Nahan's francolin birds in both logged and unlogged forests of Africa with cocked tails recalling Stone Partrige.

In Uganda, these birds appear to be restricted to from 1000 to 1400m in Budongo, Bugoma and Mabira Forests.

Did you know?

The Nahan's francolin commonly builds her nest on the ground between buttresses of large trees.

How you will know that you've seen a Nahan's francolin

You will see a terrestrial game bird about 20cm in height.

This African bird is dark blackish-brown above, with red skin around the eyes, and black and white streaked underparts.

Her bill and legs are red.

You will not easily differenciate the sexes because they look alike.

You will identify the immature birds by their darker colors and grey legs.

Interesting Facts about Nahan's francolin

The Nahan's francolin call is a rising falling wave similar to stone Partrige.

You will hear parties erupting into a series of rapid growls that break into long complex whistles, which grow louder and then stop abruptly.

These African birds feed on shoots, invertebrates, seeds and bulbs.

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