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Francolinus albogularis dewittei 

Linguistics
Actual scientific name :   Francolinus albogularis dewittei 
     
Old scientific name :   Francolinus albogularis wittei 
     
French name :   Francolin gorge blanche
     
English name :   White-throated Francolin
     
Vernacular name :  
Tshishete, Francolinus sp. = nkudinkudi, dikuakua, mfulungu (Tshiluba); kapechi (Kiluba-PNU) ; kalengami (Lunda); kambango (Kitshok) ; kapeshi, chipingila, ka-mbele-mbele (Kibemba) ; chintalantala (Kilamba)
 
 

Zoology
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Description :   The male has rufous flanks and the grey female has horizontal stripes on its belly. 
     
Habitat :   The subspecies dewittei only exists in Katanga and in Zambia. It seems that this west african species only exists here has relictual populations.  
     
Behaviour :   Very difficuklt to abserved because very fearful. Disappears in grasses at the slightest alert. 
     
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Life history :   Nidification takes place on the ground in teh beginning of the rainy season.  
     
Distribution in Katanga :   view map  
 
 
History, Ethnology, Sociology
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Legends, believes, folklore :   In the Tshokwe divinatory basket is found the francolin's leg. Illnesses that start suddenly are assimilated to this fearful bird that takes off at the slightest noise.  
     
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