Definition of spurfowl in English:



  • An Asian and African game bird related to the partridges, with spurs on the legs.

    Genus Galloperdix of Asia (three species), and the red-necked spurfowl or francolin (Francolinus afer) of Africa, family Phasianidae

    • ‘The spurfowl is one of the most difficult of the Sri Lanka endemics to see and this was the first nest I found.’
    • ‘The smallest spurfowl, the Hartlaub is found around stony outcrops and in sandy areas.’
    • ‘The daily limit on ground birds (guinea fowl, spurfowl and francolin) is 15 birds per day, and most days we reached or approached that number per shooter.’