The Orange River francolin (Scleroptila gutturalis) is a species of bird in the Phasianidae family found in grassland and woodland in Africa. In the taxa from the northern part of its distribution (Ethiopia, South Sudan, Somalia, Uganda and Kenya), the neck-line does not reach the eye and the belly is whitish. In the southern taxa (Angola, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa and Lesotho) the neck-line reaches the eye and the belly is buff. This has led some authorities to treat them as separate species: The Archer's or acacia francolin (S. gutturalis with subspecies lorti) in the north, and the Orange River francolin (S. levaillantoides with subspecies jugularis) in the south.
Orange River Francolin
Date Location Count
2020-09-20 06:40Thokoza Wetland15
2020-09-02 07:27Vaal Dam grasslands7
2020-09-19 07:03Bronkhorstspruit Dam3
2020-09-06 07:00Leeupan (Mpumalanga Province)5