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Lacks black border to pale throat, has dark brown crown contrasting with pale supercilium and pale grey face and throat, and chestnut necklace. Juvenile Attaining adult features. Adult (barbata; NE Libya, formerly also NW Egypt) Most distinct race, with reddish-toned upperparts, bluish-grey throat and face, and cinnamon crown and neck patch. Arabian Partridge Alectoris melanocephala Text page 183 W and S Arabia. Favours more bushy slopes at lower elevations than Philby’s, but locally occurs to 2800 m.

The sexes are similar in all of them. 37 Double-spurred Francolin Francolinus bicalcaratus Text page 211 Bushy grassland. Most widespread francolin in W Africa. Range almost meets Heuglin’s in east and Clapperton’s in northeast. 37b Adult (nominate; main range) Combination of dull greenish legs and bill, bold supercilium and striped underparts distinctive. More localised Ahanta (Plate 12) has reddish-orange legs and is only weakly patterned on face and underparts. Varies somewhat, with darker birds in higher rainfall areas.

Range almost meets Heuglin’s in east and Clapperton’s in northeast. 37b Adult (nominate; main range) Combination of dull greenish legs and bill, bold supercilium and striped underparts distinctive. More localised Ahanta (Plate 12) has reddish-orange legs and is only weakly patterned on face and underparts. Varies somewhat, with darker birds in higher rainfall areas. Adult (ayesha; Morocco, where rare) Larger, darker and more rufous. 39 Heuglin’s Francolin Francolinus icterorhynchus 37a Text page 212 Grassy bush.

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