Photo category:
Ungulate Ecosystems - Cyprus
Vertebrates specimen collection
Natural History Museum of Crete exhibition

  • Photo taken by:
    Trikali, M.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Black Francolin
Fowl - Quail - Guans - Currasows - Megapodes
Ungulate Ecosystems (Cyprus) diorama

Photo of a Black Francolin, Francolinus francolinus, a species that live in low altitudes, dry grasslands and open crops of western Asia. It is most likely brought to Cyprus by the Romans. It maintains a significant population size, unlike other Mediterranean islands, like Crete (Greece) and Sardinia (Italy) where the Black Francolin has become extinct.