Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Natal Spurfowl

The natal spurfowl, or natal francolin, is the brown form of the virtually identical bird I saw at Kirstenbosch Botanical Center outside Cape Town. Unlike the Cape spurfowl that is limited to the southwestern Cape, the natal spurfowl is found in South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique and Swaziland. 
Natal spurfowl. 
Aside from brown and white plumage, instead of grey and white plumage, the natal looks like the Cape spurfowl. The legs and bill are more orange than red and the bill appears to have more extensive color on it than the Cape spurfowl. 

1 comment:

  1. I love the complex patterns on the feathers on these birds, and those orange legs ain't bad either.