One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An Asian and African game bird related to the partridges, with spurs on the legs.
Genus Galloperdix of Asia (three species), and the red-necked spurfowl or francolin (Francolinus afer) of Africa, family Phasianidae
- ‘The daily limit on ground birds (guinea fowl, spurfowl and francolin) is 15 birds per day, and most days we reached or approached that number per shooter.’
- ‘The smallest spurfowl, the Hartlaub is found around stony outcrops and in sandy areas.’
- ‘The spurfowl is one of the most difficult of the Sri Lanka endemics to see and this was the first nest I found.’
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