Swierstra's francolin

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Swierstra's francolin
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 family Phasianidae. It is found only in Angola in the rapidly shrinking Afromontane forests of peaks like Mount Moco and Mount Soque.[1]

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.


  1. ^ Hirschfeld, Erik; Swash, Andy; Still, Robert (2013). The World's Rarest Birds. Princeton University Press. p. 77. ISBN 9781400844906. 

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