Dendroperdix sephaena  Crested Francolin  Bospatrys
Crested Francolin
Modimolle, May 2019

A breeding resident. The most widely recorded gamebird in the Waterberg, it occurs commonly and widely both here and in the surrounding thorn savanna (50% in, 50% out; recorded in 88% of the Waterberg pentads); in pairs year-round, accompanied by offspring after breeding. Breeds in early summer.
Crested Francolin Waterberg distribution
Crested Francolin
Modimolle, Dec 2017
Crested Francolin nest
Modimolle, Sep 2016

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