Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Pheasants and Partridges :: Swainson's Francolin

Swainson's Francolin Francolinus swainsonii

Described by: Smith, A. (1836)
Alternate common name(s): Swainson's Spurfowl
Old scientific name(s): Pternistis swainsonii


Kruger National Park, South Africa - 2003 © Kees Bakker  South Africa - Date unknown © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Kruger National Park, South Africa - Jul, 2008 © Jean-Philippe Paris  Botswana - Aug, 2002 © Tom Stephenson  Kruger National Park, South Africa - Sep 27, 2004 © Alan Manson 
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S. Africa;
(1) N. and w. Zimbabwe and s. Mozambique.
(2) Se. Angola, n. Namibia and n. Zambia s. to s. Mozambique, Botswana, ne. South Africa (n. and e. Cape Province, n. Natal, Transvaal), Orange Free State, Losotho and Swaziland.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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