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Swainson francolin

Scientific name: Pternistis swainsonii

Distribution:  It is widespread in South Africa and can be found in a number of other African countries

Habitat: The Swainson francolin is mainly found in areas with torntrees, grassland and farmland.

Description:  It is brown with a characteristic red head and it is very popular with hunters as it is a strong, fast flier. It is similar in appearance to the Cape francolin, but does not live in the same areas. It usually occurs in small flocks of 8 - 10 birds. 

Hunting Method: Shotgun

Hunting available in: South Africa

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