The red-necked spurfowl also known as the red-necked francolin is usually confined to a habitat of dense cover associated with moist regions of evergreen forest edges, the edges of marshes and thickets. They gather in small coveys of around 3 to 6, running into dense cover when disturbed. They are frequent dustbathers.
The Red-necked Spurfowl feeds mainly on roots, bulbs, insects, snails and seeds.
The Red-necked Spurfowl has a rather loud tjoor, tjoor tjirr call heard mostly at dawn and dusk. When disturbed and taking flight the call is a very loud kêk, kêk, kêk.