Swainson's Spurfowl (Pternistis swainsonii) generally feed in open areas on seeds, berries, shoots, roots, bulbs, insects, snails and slugs and will seek cover in dense vegetation when disturbed. In spite of spending most of their time on the ground, they fly strongly and are quite agile in flight. They are common in the Kruger Park and this photograph was taken toward the end of the day, as it stood on the raised bank along the side of the road. Sexes are alike in plumage, although the males are bigger than the females.
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Kruger National Park, South Africa,
Clive Rathband FRPS FPSSA EFIAP