Hartlaub’s Spurfowl

Pternistis hartlaubi (Near-endemic)

These small, dimorphic birds are definitely my favourite species of spurfowl! The male and female have a distinctive duet that they vocalise at dusk and dawn, from the highest point they can find in their rocky terrain.

We first recorded this endearing species while staying at Erongo Wilderness Lodge in central Namibia. Both the spurfowls and the lodge were special and incredibly accomodating.


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