Thursday, 20 June 2013

67. Black Francolin (Francolinus francolinus)

The Black Francolin is a small slim member of the pheasant family, but its upright posture can make it appear larger. It prefers fields and plains close to water, with plenty of scrubby vegetation to hide in. It is found in parts of the Middle East, from Turkey across to India and Bangladesh.

Black Francolin, ©Tarique Sani, via Flickr Creative Commons.
Black Francolin sketch.

OK, so I may have chosen this photo purposely as the angle shows the Francolin's relatively plain breast, and not its intricately patterned wings and back! I'm happier with my drawing as a result although I have made his neck a bit on the short side.

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