Djibouti Francolin Pternistis ochropectus


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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Pternistis ochropectus. Downloaded from on 18/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 18/10/2021.