Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Pternistis
Family: Phasianidae (Aves)
Taxon : Bird
Group : Animal

SPECIES
afer
NOTES

A noisy bird to about 35 cm long, which is normally seen on the ground in pairs or family groups. Eats roots, bulbs, insects and seeds. Monogamous unless mate dies. Nests on the ground.


AUTHORITY
(Muller, 1776)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The bare red throat and white-streaked flanks are distinctive. The bill and legs are red
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Red necked spurfowl
Red necked francolin
Rooikeelfisant
Francolin
Habitat
NOTES: Generally found on the fringes of the bush
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Francolinus afer



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