Unusual francolin that is small and very dark, with a thick tail that is usually cocked up. A good view reveals red legs, red bare skin around the eye, and bright white markings on the breast and neck. Found very locally on the ground in rainforest. Usually in pairs or small groups. The distinctive vocalization is a series of loud “chu-wheet” notes that rises and becomes more emphatic, usually given as a duet by a pair. Similar to Latham’s Francolin, but separated by the partly red bill, red bare facial skin, and red rather than yellow legs. Somewhat similar to Scaly Francolin, but smaller, with red bare facial skin and bright white markings below.