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Alternative name: Yellow-necked Spurfowl
Neck, breast and lower abdomen steaked with white, buff and brown, brown back and tail, red facial skin, bare yellow throat-patch, brownish-black legs. Males are slightly larger and carry two spurs (females mostly spurless).
 Pternistis vs. Francolinus
Sibley & Monroe (1996) placed this species in the genus Pternistis, but this genus has not been recognized by Clements (2007) or Howard & Moore (2003), and the Opus follows in this consensus.
Francolinus leucoscepus has two subspecies:
The diet includes insects, vegetable matter and seeds.
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