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Table 1 Monthly Orange River Francolin (S. levaillantoides) counted in the edges of three land use mosaics in the study area during November 2015‒October 2016

From: Orange River Francolins (Scleroptila levaillantoides) persist in fragmented Highveld farming landscapes, South Africa

Months Grass/grass Arable/arable Grass/arable
Nov
 Birds 2 0 5
 Weeks 3 3 3
 Mean/wk 0.66 0 1.66
Dec
 Birds 7 0 0
 Weeks 2 2 2
 Mean/wk 3.5 0 0
Jan
 Birds 0 0 0
 Weeks 4 4 4
 Mean/wk 0 0 0
Feb
 Birds 1 1 1
 Weeks 4 4 4
 Mean/wk 0.25 0.25 0.25
Mar
 Birds 3 6 2
 Weeks 5 5 5
 Mean/wk 0.6 1.2 0.4
Apr
 Birds 7 6 2
 Weeks 3 3 3
 Mean/wk 2.33 2 0.66
May
 Birds 17 3 6
 Weeks 6 6 6
 Mean/wk 2.83 2 1
June
 Birds 8 1 20
 Weeks 5 5 5
 Mean/wk 1.6 0.2 4
July
 Birds 14 1 3
 Weeks 4 4 4
 Mean/wk 3.5 0.25 0.75
Aug
 Birds 9 2 5
 Weeks 4 4 4
 Mean/wk 2.25 0.5 1.25
Sept
 Birds 7 11 11
 Weeks 3 3 3
 Mean/wk 2.33 3.66 3.66
Oct
 Birds 6 7 12
 Weeks 3 3 3
 Mean/wk 2 2.3 4
  1. Birds, total number of francolins counted for month; weeks, number of weeks surveyed/month; mean/wk, mean number of birds counted per week