Alternative name: Yellow-necked Spurfowl
- Pternistis leucoscepus
33–36 cm (13-14¼ in)
- Orange-red bare eye-skin
- Bare yellow throat patch
- Brown upperparts and tail streaked white
- Brown underparts with heavy white streaking
- Brownish-black legs
Males larger and have two spurs
The only francolin with bare yellow throat skin.
A variety of natural and man-made habitats including grassland, semi-arid scrubby savanna and bushland.
Their diet consists of sedge tubers, seeds and insects.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2016)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Yellow-necked Francolin. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 27 November 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Yellow-necked_Francolin