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Grey Francolin

Francolinus pondicerianus


On an early morning, two males were involved in a territorial fight and gave me an opportunity to capture this behaviour.


Tal Chappar Bird Sanctuary which is a small yet pulsating flat saline depression with open grassland.


These fairly shy birds are often seen fleeing into the bushes, even before you can think of taking a picture. Spotted this male battling it out with a rival and was so engrossed that I could spend quite some time watching them.

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Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom 3 years ago

Fantastic capture. Congrats on SOTW

Desmond.E.S.O 3 years ago

Very nice!

armadeus.4 3 years ago

Wonderful image Vipul! Fantastic memory of a wonderful experience. Congratulations and thank you for sharing :)

Vipul Ramanuj
Vipul Ramanuj 3 years ago

Thank you rangers for selecting this image as the SOTW :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 3 years ago

Congratulations Vipul - well deserved SOTW !

Awesome capture Vipul,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

James McNair
James McNair 3 years ago

Congrats Vipul

DanielePralong 3 years ago

Congratulations Vipul, this great capture has been voted Spotting of the Week!


AshleyT 3 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Vipul Ramanuj
Spotted by
Vipul Ramanuj

Rajasthan, India

Spotted on Nov 16, 2016
Submitted on Nov 24, 2016

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