Swierstra's Francolin

Swierstra's Francolin

Dimensions: 8 in. x 8 in.
 
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Swierstra's Francolin by Paula Wiegmink
Species Info
Status: 
Endangered
Family: 
PHASIANIDAE
Order: 
GALLIFORMES
Genus: 
Pternistis
Species: 
swierstrai
Population trend: 
decreasing
Authority: 
(Roberts, 1929)
Synonyms: 
Francolinus swierstrai
Common names (Fre): 
Francolin de Swierstra
Common names (Spa): 
Francolin de Swierstra
Medium: 
Acrylic
Artist Statement: 
The Swierstra's francolin (Pternistis swierstrai) is a species of bird in the family Phasianidae and is only found in the rapidly shrinking Afromontane forests of Angola. The birds natural habitat is sub to tropical moist forest and is now threatened due to habitat loss and hunting pressure. Urgent conservation action is required to preserve tracts of forest in Angola large enough to support a viable population. The population is estimated from 1000-2499