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Spurfowl, Red
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Galloperdix spadicea
Asia, Global, India, Nepal, PakistanIndiaBanghladesh Read more
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The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as widespread and locally common (Grimmett et al. 1998). ...
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Overall reddish-brown, this large partridge-like bird has a somewhat long tail. The upper parts are brown with dark barring while the face and neck are more grey in the male. The underside is rufous with dark markings and both sexes have a red facial skin patch and red legs with one or two spurs (rarely three or four[ 2] while females may have none[ 3] ). Downy chicks have an unmarked cinnamon brown head, a dark brown band along the back bordered by creamy stripes edged with thin lines of dark brown.[ 4] The male of the distinctive Kerala race, G. s. stewarti has all-chestnut plumage, including the head feathers.[ 5] Both sexes have long feathers on the crown that can be erected into a crest.[ 6] ...
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