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spurfowl Line breaks: spur|fowl
Pronunciation: /ˈspəːfaʊl/

Definition of spurfowl in English:


An Asian and African game bird related to the partridges, with spurs on the legs.
  • Genus Galloperdix of Asia (three species), and the red-necked spurfowl or francolin (Francolinus afer) of Africa, family Phasianidae
Example sentences
  • The spurfowl is one of the most difficult of the Sri Lanka endemics to see and this was the first nest I found.
  • The smallest spurfowl, the Hartlaub is found around stony outcrops and in sandy areas.
  • The daily limit on ground birds (guinea fowl, spurfowl and francolin) is 15 birds per day, and most days we reached or approached that number per shooter.

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