The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig
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In Ethiopia, ground-dwelling landfowl species such as francolins represent ideal candidates to assess the impact of land use and habitat changes on biodiversity. Therefore, this project is a methodologically diverse study of two Ethiopian francolin species (Harwood’s Francolin Pternistis harwoodi and Moorland Francolin Scleroptila psilolaema) focusing on proper conservation and land use management that are relevant and transferrable to other regions as well. Ultimately, this project aims to produce precise species- and site-specific conservation recommendations.
This project is part of our research on Ethiopian birds and is linked to our project on endemic Ethiopian francolins.
This project is run in cooperation with Mekelle University, Ethiopia.
Francolin species of the Central Highlands of Ethiopia
Diurnal activity patterns of Harwood’s Spurfowl
Ecology of Harwood’s Spurfowl