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Copyright: Willem Botha (whjb) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 51 W: 26 N: 172] (683)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Olympus E-300, Sigma 55-200mm 1:4-5.6 DC, 55mm UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-19 13:46
Viewed: 5074
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
NATAL FRANCOLIN (Francolinus natalensis) is medium size, it is a uniform dull brown on top and black below, the bill and legs are an orange red.

Found in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, eastern Botswana and north eastern South Africa.

Habitat is dense thickets along water courses, mountains and Acacia bushveld. In pairs most of the time. They often call at dawn and dusk. Roost in the branches of trees at night.

Food: Insects, roots, fruit and seeds.

Breeding: All months of the year.
Nest : On the ground lined with roots and grass.
Clutch : 5-8 eggs.
Incubation : About 21 days.

Photo was taken in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. Taken late afternoon.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-10-19 14:41]

Hello Willem,
This shot of the Natal Francolin is presented in fine light, it is sharp and well-composed. It is also nice for me to see aa this species is new to me.
TFS, regards, Ivan

Hi Willem,

Clear sharp shot of the Natal Francolin. Well done.


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