BLACK FRANCOLIN (Francolinus francolinus) - A plump, fast running bird which keeps to the undergrowth, the black francolin only flies when disturbed. Food consists mainly of grain, grass seeds, fallen berries, shoots, tubers, termites, ants and insects.
BLACK FRANCOLIN (earlier, the black partridge). MALE in full-throated call. (Francolinus francolinus) NOTICE : prominent white cheek-blaze behind the eyes (in MALES), russet-red collar, black chest and upper belly, "painting" on the wings, black & dark-grey striations on the lower back and tailwards, black with white speckles on the back of neck, upper back and sides of chest-belly region. TYPICAL of the male. Female is drab-looking, compared with this very handsome male.