(194) 37 cm; 435 g
M > F. Combination of yellow eye-ring and red bill, legs and feet
makes it fairly easy to identify; M has longer leg spurs than F.
brown and lacks yellow skin around eyes.
near-endemic occurring in pairs or small groups, often feeding in
the open and becoming quite tame.
savanna woodland, usually along watercourses.
diet of bulbs, corms, tubers, fruit and seeds; frequently found
scratching through herbivore dung in search of undigested seeds and
harsh chaa-chaa-chek-chek (similar to Cape and Natal spurfowls).
Usually lays 6-7 eggs in sparsely lined nest placed among tufts of
grass or beneath shrub.
ALT NAME Red-billed
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