Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of francolin.

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Examples

  • The birds include ten species of herons including grey heron Ardea cinerea, goliath heron A. goliath and yellow-billed egret Egretta intermedia, hammerkop Scopus umbretta, four of the six West African species of stork, ducks, five of the six West African species of vulture, hawks, plovers and francolins and black-winged stilt Himantopus himantopus.

    Comoé National Park, Côte d'Ivoire

  • Guinea-fowl (Numididae), bustards (Otididae), hornbills (Bucerotidae) and francolins Francolinus sp. are found throughout the park, and raptors such as vultures (Accipitridae), fish eagle Haliaeetus vocifer, martial eagle Polemaetus bellicosus, and Gobar goshawk Melieraz gabar are also common.

    'W' National Park, Niger

  • As we proceed, francolins of three varieties run across the path, and hundreds of turtle-doves rise, with great blatter of wing, and fly off to the trees.

    A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries

  • Guinea-fowls, francolins, turtle-doves, ducks, and geese are the game birds of this region.

    A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries

  • Then we have the loud cry of francolins, the “pumpuru, pumpuru” of turtle-doves, and the “chiken, chiken, chik, churr, churr” of the honey-guide.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa

  • For some miles noisy flocks of storks, francolins, and ibises escorted the “Albatross” and tried to race her, but in her rapid flight she soon distanced them.

    Robur the Conqueror

  • More recently, francolins have been introduced to the Soviet Union. '

    5 Chicken

  • A group of closely related birds are the francolins (genus Francolinus), of which there are 34 species in Africa and 5 in West and South Asia.

    5 Chicken

  • Partridges, as we are all aware, are not averse from feeding many times and oft on grain; but the francolins, whose taste is not so fastidious, will not refuse to dine on the wild berries as well as on grain, while they hunt for worms and insects with a zeal worthy of the cause.

    Little Folks A Magazine for the Young (Date of issue unknown)

  • Such being the case, it is just as well that we have no francolins in this country.

    Little Folks A Magazine for the Young (Date of issue unknown)

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