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Clapperton's Francolin Francolinus clappertoni

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Low
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 2,320,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals Unknown not applicable Not Applicable 0
Population trend Decreasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.9 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be generally locally common to abundant (del Hoyo et al. 1994, Fuller et al. 2000).
Trend justification: This species is widespread and abundant. However it is declining locally owing to habitat degradation caused by agricultural conversion and over-hunting (del Hoyo et al. 19940.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Cameroon Native Extant      
Central African Republic Native Extant      
Chad Native Extant      
Eritrea Native Extant      
Ethiopia Native Extant      
Mali Native Extant      
Mauritania Native Extant      
Niger Native Extant      
Nigeria Native Extant      
South Sudan Native Extant      
Sudan Native Extant      
Uganda Native Extant      

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Savanna Dry major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 2300 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Food (human) Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Francolinus clappertoni. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/04/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/04/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Phasianidae (Grouse, pheasants and partridges)
Species name author Children, 1826
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 2,320,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Climate change species distributions