Oriental Bird Images

Swamp Francolin Francolinus gularis   - Adult
Swamp Francolin
Photographer : © Vikram Tiwari
Location :Dudhwa National Park, Lakhimpur Kheri District, Uttar Pradesh, India
Date : 12 April 2018
English synonyms:Swamp Partridge, Kyah
Bird Family :Phasianidae - Partridges, Chukar, Francolins, Quails, Spurfowl, Pheasants, Tragopans, Monals, Junglefowl, Arguses, Peafowl, Grouse, Ptarmigans & Capercaillies
Red Data Status :Vulnerable
Remarks :It is found in wet tall grassland, but feeds in dry areas. It breeds in late March to early April, and it make its nest in tall grassland. The female lays two eggs. - VT
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic species endemic to the Indian Subcontinent (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India & Nepal).