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Sri Lankan Spurfowl Galloperdix bicalcarata   - Male
Sri Lankan Spurfowl
Photographer : © Rajith Dissanayake
Location :Fringes of forest, Badureliya, near Matugama, Kalutara district, Sri Lanka
Date : 8 September 2016
English synonyms:Ceylon Spurfowl, Sri Lanka Spurfowl
Bird Family :Phasianidae - Partridges, Chukar, Francolins, Quails, Spurfowl, Pheasants, Tragopans, Monals, Junglefowl, Arguses, Peafowl, Grouse, Ptarmigans & Capercaillies
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Endemic and elusive bird making a rare and welcome appearance, before diving for cover due to a herd of wild boar
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic species endemic to Sri Lanka.
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