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Latin name

 

Numida meleagris

Family

 

Ground birds

Size

 

Length 55 cm

Weight

 

1,3 kg

Colour

 

Slate-grey with fine white spots all over; naked head coloured red and blue with yellowish casque (helmet) on top and red-and-blue wattles at base of bill.

Appearance

 

Francolins, but small, bare, coloured head with horny crown distinctive.

Habitat

 

Mostly open country; grassveld, vlei, Karoo, savanna and croplands.