Udzungwa Forest-partridge, Uzungwa Francolin, Udzungwa Forest Partridge

Udzungwa Forest-partridge, Uzungwa Francolin, Udzungwa Forest Partridge

Dimensions: 8 in. x 8 in.
 
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Udzungwa Forest-partridge, Uzungwa Francolin, Udzungwa Forest Partridge by Kathy Kleinsteiber
Species Info
Status: 
Endangered
Family: 
PHASIANIDAE
Order: 
GALLIFORMES
Genus: 
Xenoperdix
Species: 
udzungwensis
Population trend: 
stable
Authority: 
Dinesen, Lehmberg, Svendsen & Fjelds, 1994
Common names (Fre): 
Francolin d'Uzungwa, Xnoperdrix de Tanzanie
Common names (Spa): 
Perdiz de Udzungwa
Medium: 
Acrylic on Board
Artist Statement: 
The Udzungwa Forest Partridge was first discovered in 1991 by western ornithologists after a pair of strange orange feet were noticed in a cooking pot in a Tanzanian forest camp. It is found in the forests of the Udzungwa Mountains in Tanzania. It is threatened by habitat loss and hunting.