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A survey of Nahan's Francolin in two tropical forests in Uganda

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Summary: Surveys of Nahan's Francolin Francolinus nahani were carried out in Budongo and Mabira forests in September and October 1996 respectively. Playbacks of the recorded calls formed the main survey method. Calls of this species were recorded for the first time, in 1995, when it was rediscovered in Mabira forest after having been 'missing' for 74 years! Positive responses were obtained in the two localities, at a total of 17 sites distributed in different forest types. Group size ranged between 2-5 individuals. Further detailed research into the conservation status, ecological requirements and monitoring, and other biological data of the Nahan's Francolin is strongly recommended.

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