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Medium-sized partridge running about at a high altitude. Males and females can be identified by comparing the spurs on their legs; males have two per leg, whereas females have one.
I spotted this francolin at greater than 9000 feet, on the dormant volcano, Mauna Kea.
Native to Ethiopia, Eritrea, and part of Northern Sudan, it was introduced to the Hawaiian islands in the 1950s but is not found on Maui, Molokai, Kahoolwe or Niihau.
Spotted on Dec 15, 2018
Submitted on Dec 25, 2018
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