GENUS, Francolinus, Stephens.
Bill moderate or somewhat long, stout, slightly curved at the tip; tail of 14 feathers, somewhat lengthened, even, or very slightly rounded ; tarsi of the male with strong but blunt spurs.
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
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