Grey Francolin

Grey Francolin

The grey francolin (formerly also called the grey partridge, is a species of Francolin found in the plains and drier parts of the Indian sub-continent.

They are found in open cultivated lands as well as scrub forest and their local name of “TEETAR” is based on their calls, a loud and repeated •Ka-tee-tar…tee-tar•which is produced by one or more birds. During the breeding season calling males attract challengers.

Habitat and distribution

The grey francolin is rarely found above an altitude of 500 m above sea level in India, and 1200 m in Pakistan. The distribution is south of the foothills of the Himalayas & further westwards to the Indus-valley and eastwards to Bengal.

I clicked these beautiful pictures of Grey Francolin during a safari inside Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand India and I have tried to compiled these informations for the general knowledge of my readers to make them aware of conserving them to a greater extent.


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