The Yellow-necked Spurfowl (Francolinus leucoscepus) is a medium, 16" (40cm) bird of the Francolin family, which is common throughout Kenya, except for the far west of the country. Named 'Spurfowl', because of their bare throat skin, to diferentiate them from 'Francolin', which do not.
Usually seen in pairs or small family groups, scrabbling for food in dirt roads and scrubland areas. They also favour Elephant dung, breaking it open for small insects.
Males can be seen on top of Termite mounds or small bushes, calling.

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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
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Keywords:bird, francolin, kenya, spurfowl, wildlife, yellow-necked spurfowl

Yellow-necked Spurfowl ~ Eating Grubs

Yellow-necked Spurfowl ~ Eating Grubs

Yellow-necked Spurfowl ~ Up A Tree

A Yellow-necked Spurfowl up a tree in Kenya's Meru National Park. Usually, these birds are seen on the ground.