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Swierstra's Francolin Francolinus swierstrai: a bibliography and summary of specimens

p 175-180

Summary. Swierstra's Francolin Francolinus swierstrai is the only threatened bird endemic to the montane region of Western Angola. With no sightings between 1971 and August 2005, knowledge of this species is very poor. This note presents a summary of available information, based on 19 specimens collected between 1907 and 1971, and provides a complete bibliography, in order to encourage further work on this high-priority species.

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