Grey Francolin : Spotted
Grey Francolin (Ortygornis pondicerianus) was reported inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) of Mumbai.
- Sanjay Gandhi National Park is located in the state of Maharashtra which was formerly known as Borivali National Park.
- Grey Francolin is a ground-dwelling bird known for its distinctive calls and cryptic plumage.
- They are carnivores (insectivores) and herbivores (granivores).
- Grey francolins inhabit open plains, bare or low grass-covered ground in scrub and open country. They are also found in open cultivated lands and scrub forest and are rarely found above an altitude of 500 m above sea level in India.
- Grey francolins are found in the Indian subcontinent and Iran. Their distribution is south of the foothills of the Himalayas westwards to the Indus Valley and eastwards to Bengal. They are also found in north-western Sri Lanka.
- Conservation Status
- IUCN Red List: Least Concern