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Swainson's Spurfowl
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Information
Common Name Swainson's Francolin and Chikwari
Range Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Galliformes
Family Phasianidae
Perdicinae
Genus Pternistis
Species Pternistis swainsonii
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Swainson's spurfowl (Pternistis swainsonii), also known as the Swainson's francolin or chikwari, is a species of francolin in the Phasianidae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. In the Shona language in Zimbabwe this bird is called the chikwari and is considered a delicacy by outdoor and hunting enthusiasts.

Swainson's francolin was named after William Swainson, an English ornithologist.

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