vermiculated underparts as well as upperparts (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

Natal Spurfowl (or Francolin)
Pternistis natalensis

Native Range: Africa

Notes: a medium-sized, chicken-sized spurfowl (or francolin) endemic to eastern Africa.

dorsal view; beautifully camoufaged (South Africa; 2007-06-30)
chicken-like but with orange legs, feet, and bill (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

stubby tail; often stays hidden in dense grass (South Africa; 2007-06-30)