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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Genus: Galloperdix
Galloperdix spadicea
Galloperdix lunulata
Galloperdix bicalcarata

The spurfowl are the three species of bird in the genus Galloperdix of the pheasant family, Phasianidae.

These are ground nesting birds. Red Spurfowl and Painted Spurfowl occur in dry scrub-jungle in India, whilst Sri Lanka Spurfowl is endemic to forests in Sri Lanka

Some species, like the Yellow-necked Spurfowl, have now been reclassified as Francolins.