If you’re a lover of francolin, then you may find it in the plains and drier parts of Asian continents. The grey francolin (Francolinus pondicerianus) is also called the grey partridge, but don’t be confused with the European grey partridge (Also known as English partridge, Hungarian partridge, or hun). Interestingly, Grey Francolin has also been introduced to Nevada and Hawaii, along with several other species of francolin. Grey Francolin’s habits of eating different insects, seeds, grains, beetles, and termites and seldomly prey on large snakes.
Grey Francolin Sound
Grey Francolin normally found in open cultivated lands, scrub forests, and wild bush vegetations. In the sub-continent, it is famous with the name of “teetar”. The grey francolin sound is a bit loud and repeated Kaa-teee-taar…teee-tarr, that is given by one or more birds. Although, the popular term “teetar” can also refer to other quails and partridges. In the breeding season, Grey Francolin sound attract challengers, and traps were used to cage these birds particularly for fighting. In India & Pakistan, his sound is known as “teetar ki awaz”.
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