The yellow-necked spurfowl (Pternistis afra) is a bird in the family Phasianidae. It is found in eastern and southern Africa.
It is a rotund bird, about 33 cm long, with a short tail and strong legs. The male is mainly black, apart from a white patch on the neck and chestnut wing patches. The female has similar markings but is more brown overall.
The diet consists of seeds, insects and small reptiles. They are usually found in open country near water, where they can take advantage of the abundant invertebrate life.