The Grey Francolin is a species found in the plains and drier parts of South Asia. They are found in open cultivated lands as well as scrub forest. During the breeding season calling males attract challengers and decoys were used to trap these birds especially for fighting.
It is a medium sized francolin with males averaging 35 cm and females 30 cm. The males weigh 350 g whereas the weight of the females is 300 g. The francolin is barred throughout and the face is pale with a thin black border to the pale throat.