Crested Francolin Dendroperdix sephaena
Crested Francolin, Bilen, Ethiopia, January 2016 - click for larger image

January 2016

The Crested Francolin is distributed in eastern Africa from Ethiopia to the north of South Africa. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in bush country and wooded grasslands where it feeds on insects such as termites, seeds and grasses.

Crested Francolin, Awash Falls, Ethiopia, January 2016 - click for larger image It is a small francolin with a white supercilium and streaking on the upperparts. The male has a spur which is lacking in the female.

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