Orange River Francolin

Scleroptila levaillantoides (near-endemic)

This beautiful, near endemic francolin is best seen at first light when it can be located by its distinctive call, which is faster and higher pitched than shelley’s francolin.

It is a common resident in grassland and semi-arid savanna and can be reliably seen near Devon, South East Gauteng (specifically on Witkop Road and Klippan Link Road)


Orange River Francolin / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / 21 July 2018 Orange River Francolin / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / 21 July 2018 Orange River Francolin / Devon Farmlands, South Africa / November 2019 Orange River Francolin / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / December 2018 Orange River Francolin / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / December 2018 Orange River Francolin / Devon Farmlands, Gauteng, South Africa / June 2019 Orange River Francolin / Devon Farmlands, South Africa / November 2019 Pink-billed Lark / Devon Farmlands, South Africa / 26 April 2016 Pink-billed Lark / Devon Farmlands, South Africa / 26 April 2016 Orange River Francolin / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / 21 July 2018 Orange River Francolin / Devon, South Africa / 09 March 2013 Orange River Francolin / Devon Farmlands, Gauteng, South Africa / June 2019 Orange River Francolin / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / December 2018 Orange River Francolin / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / 21 July 2018 Orange River Francolin / Devon Farmlands, South Africa / November 2019 Pink-billed Lark / Devon Farmlands, South Africa / 26 April 2016 Orange River Francolin / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / 21 July 2018 Orange River Francolin / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / December 2018 Orange-River-Francolin—Devon-farmlands,-South-Africa—14-March-2015-BEST-7-SMSH Orange River Francolin / Devon Farmlands, Gauteng, South Africa / June 2019 Orange River Francolin / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / December 2018 Orange River Francolin / Devon Farmlands, Gauteng, South Africa / June 2019 Pink-billed Lark / Devon Farmlands, South Africa / 26 April 2016 Orange River Francolin / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / 21 July 2018 Orange River Francolin / Devon Farmlands, South Africa / 26 April 2016 Orange River Francolin / Devon Farmlands, Gauteng, South Africa / June 2019 Pink-billed Lark / Devon Farmlands, South Africa / 26 April 2016 Orange River Francolin / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / 21 July 2018 Orange River Francolin (Levaillantoides) / Devon Roadside Routes, South Africa Pink-billed Lark / Devon Farmlands, South Africa / 26 April 2016 Orange River Francolin / Devon, South Africa / 09 March 2013 Pink-billed Lark / Devon Farmlands, South Africa / 26 April 2016 Orange-River-Francolin—Devon-farmlands,-South-Africa—14-March-2015-BEST-10-SMSH Pink-billed Lark / Devon Farmlands, South Africa / 26 April 2016 Orange-River-Francolin—Devon-farmlands,-South-Africa—14-March-2015-BEST-3-SMSH Pink-billed Lark / Devon Farmlands, South Africa / 26 April 2016 Orange River Francolin / Devon Farmlands, Gauteng, South Africa / June 2019 Pink-billed Lark / Devon Farmlands, South Africa / 26 April 2016 Orange River Francolin / Devon Farmlands, Gauteng, South Africa / June 2019 Orange River Francolin (Levaillantoides) – male & female / Devon Roadside Routes, South Africa Pink-billed Lark / Devon Farmlands, South Africa / 26 April 2016 Orange River Francolin (Levaillantoides) / Devon Roadside Routes, South Africa Pink-billed Lark / Devon Farmlands, South Africa / 26 April 2016
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