French: Francolin de Swierstra German: Swierstrafrankolin Spanish: Francolín de Swierstra
Other common names:
Mombolo, south-west Cuanza Sul, Angola
W Angola from Cuanza Sul District (Cariango) S to Huambo District (Bailundu highlands and Mombolo Plateau) and Huíla District (Chela escarpment and Tundavala).
c. 33 cm; 375–565 g. Diagnostic broad black band on breast; crown and nape blackish brown, as well as eyestripe and lores, with broad white supercilium joining almost... read more
Poorly known. Alarm call reportedly a shrill, harsh cry, reminiscent of P. jacksoni, while... read more
Montane evergreen forest and forest edge, boulder-strewn mountainsides, and tall grass on... read more
Food and feeding
Grasses, legume seeds and insects, picked from amongst leaf litter. Keeps within dense undergrowth of bushes, shrubs, grasses and large... read more
Virtually unknown; believed to breed May–Jul, based on gonadal development of specimens, and has been suggested that overall season... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. CITES II. Previously considered Vulnerable. Population estimated at 1000–2500 mature individuals, of which c. 75 pairs occur on Mt Moco. No records between... read more
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