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Grey Francolin
Grey Francolin

The Grey Francolin (formerly also called the Grey Partridge) is a species of francolin found in the plains and drier parts of South Asia. They are found in open cultivated lands as well as scrub forest. During the breeding season calling males attract challengers and decoys were used to trap these birds especially for fighting.

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. The main breeding season is April to September and the nest is a hidden scrape on the ground. The nest may sometimes be made above ground level in a niche in a wall or rock. The clutch is six to eight eggs but larger clutches have been noted.

Food includes seeds, grains as well as insects, particularly termites and beetles. They may occasionally take larger prey such as snakes. They roost in groups in low thorny trees.

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