Francolinus pondicerianus | gray francolin


A native of India, the gray francolin is about a foot long. They have distinct rows of brown feathers with a pale face and throat. While both sexes look similar, males may be slightly larger than females. They are common in dry areas and can easily be found near hotel lawns and near roads at dawn and dusk. They have a loud call often heard in the morning.

Hotspots for gray francolin

Keāhole Point

Open Ocean


Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historic Park

Coastal Wetland

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Honua‘ula Forest Reserve (Makāula -‘O‘oma section)

Wet forest


Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Halapepe and ʻŌhiʻa Trails

Dry forestPasture and grasslands


Waiki‘i (off Old Saddle Road)

Pasture and grasslands


Palila Forest Discovery Trail

Dry forest

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Pu‘u Huluhulu Trail

Dry forest

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