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Grey Francolin Francolinus pondicerianus pondicerianus   - Adult
Grey Francolin
Photographer : © Mapalagama K Premasiri
Location :Mannar, Northern Province, Sri Lanka
Date : 4 March 2018
English synonyms:Gray Francolin, Grey Partridge, Gray Partridge, Indian Grey Partridge, Indian Gray Partridge, Indian Grey Francolin, Indian Gray Francolin, Ceylon Grey Partridge, Ceylon Gray Partridge
Bird Family :Phasianidae - Partridges, Chukar, Francolins, Quails, Spurfowl, Pheasants, Tragopans, Monals, Junglefowl, Arguses, Peafowl, Grouse, Ptarmigans & Capercaillies
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :The Grey Francolin population in this locality is rapidly diminishing. - MP
Taxonomic Notes :Sri Lankan birds were formerly considered to belong to a separate subspecies ceylonensis but are now treated as part of the nominate pondicerianus.
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