Francolin, Grey


Name: Francolin, Grey

Scientific name: Francolinus pondicerianus

Type: Francolin

Color: Brown,Grey

Habitat: Desert,Fields,Water

Size: 30cm

Conservation status:

Imported and can breed locally


A rather drab, stub-tailed greyish brown gamebird with fine mottling and barring on upper and underparts with chestnut forehead and cheeks; has pale throat-patch bordered below by black ‘U’. In flight, shows chestnut tail. Hard to flush, but if pressed rises with explosive whirr of wings. Normally runs off very swiftly.

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