Peliperdix coqui  Coqui Francolin  Swempie
Coqui Francolin
Moonriver Mountain Retreat, May 2018

A breeding resident. Fairly common and widespread across the Waterberg, less so in surrounding thorn savanna (69% in, 31% out; recorded in 57% of the Waterberg pentads); frequents both wooded areas and open grassland; single birds may be encountered but it is typically found in coveys of 3-6 birds; its presence is often detected by hearing its characteristic “co-qui” call. Breeds in mid-summer.
Coqui Francolin Waterberg distribution
Coqui Francolin
Gemsbokfontein, Nov 2017
Coqui Francolin
Loubad, Jul 2017

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