Francolins are birds that are members of the pheasant family, Phasianidae. Francolins are terrestrial (though not flightless) birds that feed on insects, vegetable matter and seeds. Most of the members have a hooked upper beak, tails with fourteen feathers and in many of them the male has spurs on the tarsi. The quail is a small bird that inhabits woodland and forest areas around the world. There are thought to be more than 15 different species of quail, with each species of quail being found in different parts of the world and all have slightly different appearances depending on how they have adapted to their environment.
The Black Francolin, (Francolinus francolinus), It was formerly known as the Black Partridge. It is also a resident bird of Cyprus.
The Bobwhite Quail (Colinus virginianus), is a ground-dwelling bird native to the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
The California Quail, (Callipepla californica), is a small ground-dwelling bird in the New World quail family. It is the state bird of California.
The Painted Quail, (Coturnix chinensis), these birds all have a distinctly larger breast-bone than other birds with more muscle surrounding the area.
The Erckel’s Francolin (Pternistis erckelii), It is native to Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Sudan.
The Grey-breasted Francolin (Pternistis rufopictus) is a species of bird in the Phasianidae family. It is found only in Tanzania.