51 species in this region: 36 francolins, 6 guineafowl, 5 partridge, 3 quail and one pheasant. These include two of the most notable ornithological discoveries of the 20th century: the Congo peafowl Afropavo congensis, Africa's only pheasant, and the Udzungwa forest-partridge Xenoperdix udzungwensis

Habitat and Distribution

Most species inhabit open country and have large distributions and are not presently considered under threat. There are a number of forest species and these include a few threatened species, most notably the Critically Endangered Djibouti francolin Pternistris ochropectus


Forest Galliformes are at risk through a combination of habitat loss and degradation, and hunting. 

Examples of our work in the region