- Pternistis swierstrai
33 cm. Black-and-white with broad, black breast-band on white with black spotted underparts. Upperparts at closer range very dark brown. Female has similar underparts to male, but shows paler, more rusty back, mantle and upperwings.
Angola. May be extinct.
The diet includes grass and legume seeds and insects picked from the leaf-litter.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Swierstra's Francolin. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 27 November 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Swierstra%27s_Francolin