74. Francolinus pictus.
THE PAINTED FRANCOLIN or SOUTHERN MEADOW-PARTRIDGE.
Titur, Deccan; Kakora-kodi (Telugu).
Male 11" to 13"; 8 1/2 to 13 oz. Legs yellow-red. Bill blackish. No spurs. Sides of head chestnut, without bands or spots.— Male: Upper back, breast, and flanks black, with white spots. Scapulars black, with submarginal buff bands.— Female: Lower plumage variegated black and white. Throat unspotted. W. and C. India and Ceylon. Six to ten eggs (1.4 x 1.18), drab. The southern representative of F. vulgaris. Found in pairs. Boosts on bushes and trees. (J. 819. B. 1373. O. 34. O.G. i. 106. H. & M. ii. 19.)