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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Francolin  \Fran"co*lin\,  n.  [F.;  cf  It  francolino,  Sp 
  francolin.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  spurred  partidge  of  the  genus  {Francolinus}  and  allied 
  genera,  of  Asia  and  Africa.  The  common  species  ({F. 
  vulgaris})  was  formerly  common  in  southern  Europe,  but  is  now 
  nearly  restricted  to  Asia.