Swainson’s Spurfowl

Robert Sturzaker encounters Africa’s Swainson’s spurfowl, a handsome bird like a giant quail but standing more erect and possessing red cheeks and throat.


Spurfowl also feature a spur low on their legs that can be up to 25 mm long and can inflict a wound on man or beast. As a game bird they, along with the various francolin and the perdiz of South America, rank high on my list. They can run and hide,...

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