Grey Francolin

The Grey Francolin Francolinus pondicerianus is a species of partridge found in the plains and drier parts of South Asia. They are found in open cultivated lands as well as scrub forest and their local name of teetar is based on their calls, a loud and repeated Ka-tee-tar - tee-tar which is produced by one or more birds. The term teetar however can also refer other partridges and quails. During the breeding season calling males attract challengers and the decoys were used to trap these birds especially for fights.

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

"A study of the seasonal foods of the Black Francolin , the Grey Francolin and the Common Sandgrouse (P. exustus Temminck) in India and Pakistan". J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 57 (2): 354–361. 15. ^ Soman,PW (1962). "The Grey Partridge, Francolinus pondicerianus (Gmelin) eating snake". J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 59 (2): 653–654. 16. ^ Mian, A & Wajid, MM (1994). "Food of grey francolin (Francolinus pondicerianus) in Layyah district (southern Punjab, Pakistan)". More

* Biodiversity of Sri Lanka - Grey Francolin - Natural history of the Grey Francolin in Sri Lanka. * Grey Francolin - Mangoverde World Bird Guide Species page; Images & Sounds. * Grey Francolin - The Oriental Bird Club Image Database. * Francolinus pondicerianus Images - Images of this species located at the Phasianidae group on flickr. * Wikipedia - Grey Francolin - Wikipedia's species page. More

Grey Francolin was also introduced in Andaman Is. and is now well established. Three geographical subspecies; the western (west of river Indus) F. pondicerianus mecranensis, the north and central F. pondicerianus interpositus and the southern nominate race (south India and north Sri Lanka) F. pondicerianus pondicerianus. Size: 34 cm Identification: Gray Francolins are stub-tailed, grayish-brown game birds; sexes alike with males slightly larger. With chestnut blotches above and buff vermiculations and chestnut tail. More

we found this Grey Francolin on the ground considering our presence with caution. By the time we took a couple of pictures, the Partridge grew suspicious and flew off. Regards, Murali Santhanam - vanderschelden, nglen, crs, ramthakur, sandpiper2 has marked this note useful Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes. Add Critique Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques. More

Grey Francolin of Sri Lanka Click on one of the following topics to learn more about the biodiversity of Sri Lanka The Baobab Crocodiles The Golden Jackal Grey Francolin The Asian Elephant More

Grey Francolin Francolinus pondicerianus copyright Clement Francis M; 2006 Grey Francolin Francolinus pondicerianus copyright Gaurav Bhatnagar; October 2004; Jaipur Grey Francolin Francolinus pondicerianus copyright Sumit Sen - Painted Francolin (Francolinus pictus) 31 cms - Painted Francolin Francolinus pictus copyright Joanna Van Gruisen Can be confused from distance with the Black Francolin. More

The Grey Francolin or Grey Partridge Francolinus pondicerianus is a species of partridge found in the plains and drier parts of South Asia. They are locally called Teetar after their call which is a loud repeated Ka-tee-tar - tee-tar although teetar means bird in the general sense in Urdu and related languages. Paired birds routinely engage in duet calls. More

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Partridge or Francolin? The Grey Francolin Photo: Clement Francis Martin Partridge or Francolin? The Grey Francolin Photo: Clement Francis Martin Recently, I was showing a visitor around our farm when a Ring Dove flew up from the bamboo. The friend corrected me that it was an “Eurasian Collared Dove”. This was the third time I had been corrected in the last few months, and I felt wobbly as my hard-earned knowledge of bird identities became worthless; I could no longer just rattle off names. More

Grey Francolin is a widespread resident found in most open habitats across India. It prefers dry grass, thorn-scurb, avoiding humid tracts, and is more common in the neighborhood of farms and villages. The population of Grey Francolin has been steadily declining due to extensive hunting and trapping. But in recent years, with hunting ban more strictly enforced, these birds are staging a comeback. Grey Francolins are about 33cms in size and are fast runners. More

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The Grey Francolins are by far the most plentiful in our area, but we also see Black Francolins from time to time. The female Black Francolin looks very much like the Grey Francolin, but the male looks almost like a pheasant with a short tail, at first glance. More

Grey Francolin is found in most open habitats upto altitudes of 1000 m. Grey Francolin prefers drier areas, avoiding humid tracts, and is more common in the neighborhood of farms and villages. Stays and feeds on the ground in daytime, mostly in pairs or small parties, but at night roosts on small trees. Gray Francolins are fast runners and prefer to run when approached or disturbed. They take to wings only when surprised in the bushes or when persistently chased. More

I met a man with three male grey francolin in his collection of game birds. They were a gift to him and I just loved the birds. More

* Grey Francolin otherwise called Grey Partridge which inhabits the dry scrubby belt of the Nilgiris India vasanthan.p.j 14 April 2009 1 year ago 3.3 * A bird among the grass The Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, India (ssp pondicerianus) vasanthan.p.j 8 January 2010 18 weeks ago 3 * A wet bird Tamil Nadu, India vasanthan.p. More

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Order : Galliformes
Family : Phasianidae
Genus : Francolinus
Species : pondicerianus
Authority : (Gmelin, 1789)