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Photo by megan perkins
Mole National Park, Northern Ghana, February 2011
Campocolinus albogularis

Peliperdix albogularis



Western Africa: Senegambia, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea, Mali, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola
Eastern Africa: occurs only in Zambia


This is a polytypic species[1] consisting of 3 subspecies.

Formerly placed in genus Francolinus.


  • C. a. albogularis:
  • C. a. buckleyi:
  • C. a. dewittei:

An additional subspecies meinertzhageni, is generally considered invalid[2]


Open areas with scattered trees, areas where farming has been a past use



Insects and some plant material


A next with a small amount of hollowing and lined with plant material with approximately a half dozen brownish-yellow eggs with brown specks.

Thought to be monogamous.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Lepage D. (2021) [Avibase - https://avibase.ca/0EA1D390]. Retrieved 20 November 2021
  3. McGowan, P. J. K. and G. M. Kirwan (2021). White-throated Francolin (Campocolinus albogularis), version 1.1. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.whtfra2.01.1

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