Nonnatives - Black Francolin

Black Francolin - Francolinus francolinus


Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1960

Extirpated year: 1980

Established status: Species were formerly present in Florida, but are no longer present.

Estimated Florida range: 4 counties  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: No current population

Threats to natives: Unknown

Species Account: Native to the eastern Mediterranean region. It was released by the FFWCC in 1960. There have been no new accounts since 1980.

Habitats: Agricultural habitat

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Collier 1962   Not reported breeding (B. Pranty, 2001 unpublished data)
Glades 1960   Not reported breeding  
Highlands 1960   Not reported breeding  
Palm Beach 1960   Not reported breeding  


Islam, Kamal. 1999. Erckel's Francolin (Francolinus erckelii), Black Francolin (Francolinus francolinus), and Gray Francolin (Francolinus pondicerianus) Birds N. Am., No. 394-396: 1-24.

Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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