Studies carried out by the game and fauna service showed that some kinds of partridges and black francolin
imported from abroad were different subspecies, which poses a serious risk of genetic contamination of local populations with incalculable consequences for native species," an official announcement said.
A survey of ixodid ticks undertaken on crested francolin
Dendroperdix sephaena (Smith, 1836) on the farm Sandspruit in the Waterberg, showed evidence of this species being prevalent in this area (Uys & Horak 2005).
Documenting the adoption of chickens in Africa has been hindered by the chicken's osteological similarities with local fowl such as francolins (Francolinus sp.
While chickens (from Yellow II) and francolins (from Yellow I) span the sequence, the first and only identifiable guinea fowl bone dates to Red III.
In general, small chickens can overlap in size with large francolins, large chickens often overlap with guinea fowl, and francolins and guinea fowl can reliably be separated by size.
This change in practice may account for the first occurrence of guinea fowl in Red III and perhaps the reappearance of francolins in Red III after an absence from Red II deposits.
Very thick shells are common in francolins and measurements given by Schonwetter (1967) for the latter two species are 0.
were a mountain bird similar to a partridge; in Venezia e le sue lagune, 2:215, they are described as "galo salvadego rarissimo .
Wild bird exploitation (waterfowl, francolins
Guinea fowl and francolins
(grouse-like birds) surrounded us all afternoon.
The quota on hares is two, partridge five, black francolins
one, while unlimited for other prey.
Frightened, fleet-footed Francolin
families feverishly flee forest