For the identification of insects and other fauna and flora of South Africa.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Red-necked Francolin

Very similar to Swainson’s Francolin but with a limited range it is found in: the eastern coast from Knysna northwards.

Declining numbers due to its habitat destruction by humans.

Found in grasslands, edges of forests.

Breed during the winter months.

Food: Insects, seed, fruit and bulbs.
Info: Robert’s Birds of Southern Africa


Diane said...

People have a lot to answer for with declining numbers of animals! These are pretty little birds, Have a good day Diane

Jo said...

Hi Joan, brilliant images of these elusive birds. We get them here in the Free State. I hope you're enjoying your time with Gaelyn. Greetings, Jo

Firefly the Travel Guy said...

My grandmother used to feed them in her backyard every afternoon at the same time so you knew they would be there like clockwork.