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Red-billed spurfowl, Pternistis adspersus

The Red-billed Spurfowl (Pternistis adspersus), also known as the red-billed francolin, is a species of bird in the family Phasianidae. It is found in Southern Africa, including Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Red-billed spurfowl, Pternistis adspersus

Red-billed spurfowl, Pternistis adspersus
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The species exhibits sexual dimorphism in size. Males are larger, measuring 38 cm in length and weighing 340–635 g, whereas females measure 33 cm in length and weigh 340–549 g. The species has barred underparts (in contrast to the related Natal spurfowl) and a conspicuous yellow eye-ring.

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Conservation status
Red-billed spurfowl, Pternistis adspersus
Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22678819A92790026.
doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22678819A92790026.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sighted: (Date of first photo that I could use) 15th of November 2014
Location: Savute Marsh, Botswana

Red-billed spurfowl, Pternistis adspersus
Red-billed spurfowl - 15 November 2014 - Savute Marsh, Botswana

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