Swierstra's francolin

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Swierstra's francolin
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Subfamily: Perdicinae
Genus: Pternistis
Species: P. swierstrai
Binomial name
Pternistis swierstrai
(Roberts, 1929)

Francolinus swierstrai

The Swierstra's francolin (Pternistis swierstrai) is a species of bird in the Phasianidae family. It is found only in Angola.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The scientific name commemorates the South African entomologist Cornelis Jacobus Swierstra.


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