A small, squat bird; both sexes of this species have disproportionately large bills for their size . The bare parts are mostly a dull yellow; the large bill is a brownish yellow.

The Haartlaub is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Nothing known about the Haartlaub

Order : Galliformes
Family : Phasianidae
Genus : Francolinus
Species : hartlaubi
Authority : Bocage, 1869