Swainson's Francolin

Swainson’s Francolin (Pternistis swainsonii) Africa gamebird species display a featherless, bright red throat and face that contrast from the gray-brown plumage on the rest of their bodies. Also known as Swainson’s Spurfowl, this larger species of francolin displays a beautifully simple light gray plumage that is streaked with dark gray or black. The most prominent plumage is on the neck, which displays contrasting black and white dappling. Females are more brown than gray in color, with light brown body plumage that is streaked with darker brown. The red around the eyes of the female is also less bright. The legs of both sexes are black, which can help distinguish from the Red-necked francolin, which has red legs and feet.