Alternative name: Grey-breasted Spurfowl
- Pternistis rufopictus
32–41 cm (12½-16 in)
Plains and savannas, with a rainfall around 500-700mm annually.
Their main diet consists of sedge tubers and seeds, with the addition of insects such as grasshoppers and termites.
They are monogomous and territorial. They make a depression in the ground for their nest.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2015)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Grey-breasted Francolin. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 23 April 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Grey-breasted_Francolin