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Show us your francolins, spurfowl, quail and partridges...

Francolin Spurfowl Partridge Quail

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#1 Tom Kellie

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 11:57 PM

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Red-necked Spurfowl

 

Photographed at 3:48 pm on 21 January, 2013 in Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 300mm f/4L IS telephoto lens + EF 1.4x extender.

 

ISO 100, 1/500 sec., f/5.6, 420mm focal length, handheld Manual Exposure.

 

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What is typically seen on game drives throughout Kenya are Yellow-necked Spurfowl. They run across dusty tracks and perch on fallen snags for all to see.

 

This was also a spurfowl but a different species — Francolinus afer, Red-necked Spurfowl. It was seemingly alone, and was the only sighting I've ever made of its species.


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Posted 13 November 2015 - 08:51 PM

I can't let Tom have all the fun... :)   Here are a few more:

 

Gambel's Quail:

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California Quail:

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Unicorn Quail (Just kidding...it's a Mountain Quail)

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 07:45 AM

I can't let Tom have all the fun... :)   Here are a few more:

 

Gambel's Quail:

 

 

 

California Quail:

 

 

Unicorn Quail (Just kidding...it's a Mountain Quail)

 

 

~ @Atdahl

 

Wow! Quail-a-Go-Go!

 

Thank you for sharing your fun with all of us.

 

I grew up loving quail and have missed them during the decades that I've lived overseas.

 

All of your quail images are terrific, but the high-stepping mountain quail is something else!

 

Few species are more appealing than quail. Their presence in a forested garden adds charm and drollery.

 

With Appreciation,

 

Tom K.







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