Our first morning at Shamvura we spent a lot of time doing bird ringing with our host, Mark. While we were checking the nets I came upon a small flock of these francolin walking through the bushes, scratching at the forest floor and eating stuff. I tried to herd them in the general direction of where our nets were, but they didn't fall for it.
5 January 2006
The Crested Francolin (Dendroperdix sephaena) is a species of bird in the Phasianidae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. One of its subspecies, Dendroperdix sephaena rovuma, is sometimes considered a separate species, Kirk's Francolin.