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Latin name

 

Peliperdix sephaena

Family

 

Ground birds

Size

 

Length 33 cm

Weight

 

225 - 350 g

Colour

 

Mostly reddish brown above, faintly streaked white; below greyish, finely barred on belly; breast boldly streaked dark brown; head dark with white throat and eyebrow; legs reddish; bill black.

Appearance

 

Other francolins, but striped appearance of head and finelly barred belly distinctive; combination of black bill and red legs unique.

Habitat

 

Bushveld, woodland, savanna.