Giants Castle Francolin help.

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3 years 3 weeks ago #87057 by Rob Simpson
Rob Simpson created the topic: Giants Castle Francolin help.
Saw what i suspect is a Red-winged Francolin a few years back and have had trouble with this bird since it didn't fly and hence couldn't identify it by wing colours. Any thoughts? Sorry for the poor quality really testing my old 70-300 zoom.
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3 years 3 weeks ago #87059 by nkgray
nkgray replied the topic: Re: Giants Castle Francolin help.
Agreed, not the best of pics - but often even sub-optimal photos are good enough for ID purposes...

I do think you can be happy with the Red-winged Francolin ID. At Giant's Castle you would most probably have a decision to make between Red-winged and Grey-winged. The latter has NO white on the head while the former has white prominently beneath the eye - and the other 2 with white on the head, Shelley's and Orange River do not occur in this area. Also the Grey-winged has much darker overall appearance and not much contrast in its colouration. So on two counts, white on the head and definite colour contrast on your bird I would make this a Red-winged Francolin.

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3 years 3 weeks ago #87060 by Rob Simpson
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Thanks very much!

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