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.’
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