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Grey Francolin

Francolinus pondicerianus

Description:

Formerly called as Grey Partridge.The francolin is barred throughout and the face is pale with a thin black border to the pale throat. The male can have up to two spurs on the legs while females usually lack them.

Habitat:

The Grey Francolin is normally found foraging on bare or low grass covered ground in scrub and open country, and is rarely found above an altitude of 500 m above sea level in India.

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3 Comments

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Right Ashok I having very bad (unclear/less-visible) captures of this runner last time, very nice output by you,

Yes Sachin had very short time to react to this shot ....usually they run away but if they have been busy pecking at the ground and didn't notice you approaching, they can give you a cardiac arrest when all of them take off with a sudden whirr of wings.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Nice spotting Ashok, they are very fast runner nice capture,

Union Territory of Puducherry, India

Spotted on Feb 25, 2012
Submitted on Feb 27, 2012

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