Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The technical specific name of the common francolin, Tetrao francolinus (Linnæus), made by Stephens in 1819 a generic name of the francolins. There are several species besides F. vulgaris, as the Chinese, F. chinensis, and the Indian, F. pictus.
“Arabs introduced one of the most beautiful species (Francolinus francolinus) into southern Spain, Sicily, and Greece during the Middle Ages.”
“Akyatan Lake, Agyatan Lake and Yumurtalik Lagoon all belong to the same system and support important species such as Marmaronetta angustirostris, black francolin (Francolinus francolinus), purple gallinule (Porphyrio porphyrio), stone curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus), kentish plover (Charadrius alexandrinus), spur-winged plover (Hoplopterus spinosus), little tern (Sterna albifrons) and a high number of waterfowl.”
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