I could see the Franklin quite commonly on my my safaris in the Manyeleti Game Reserve in the Limpopo province in South Africa.
And it is one noisy bird. It usually stays on the ground and would run away shrieking and howling whenever our jeeps would go too close to them1
4 thoughts on “Franklin- A South African Bird”
looks like our own Baters found in North Indian Planes.
Interesting bird and an even more interesting name.
Noisy like a water hen i suppose.
we once saw a ‘grey francolin’ which looked somewhat like this.. a cousin perhaps?