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Grey Francolin Francolinus pondicerianus interpositus   - Dust bathing
Grey Francolin
Photographer : © Sunil Singhal
Location :outskirts of Kota, Rajasthan, India (25 3 4.272 N, 75 44 21.210 E)
Date : 5 July 2020
English synonyms:Gray Francolin, Grey Partridge, Gray Partridge, Indian Grey Partridge, Indian Gray Partridge, Indian Grey Francolin, Indian Gray Francolin, Ceylon Grey Partridge, Ceylon Gray Partridge
Bird Family :Phasianidae - Partridges, Chukar, Francolins, Quails, Spurfowl, Pheasants, Tragopans, Monals, Junglefowl, Arguses, Peafowl, Grouse, Ptarmigans & Capercaillies
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Three images here to showing the behaviour of the Francolin after a dust bath, how it shook out dust from its body. First it shook the dust from its body and then afterwards from its head. - SS
Taxonomic Notes :Sri Lankan birds were formerly considered to belong to a separate subspecies ceylonensis but are now treated as part of the nominate pondicerianus.
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