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Black Guineafowl

Agelastes niger (Cassin, J 1857)

The black guineafowl is a member of the guineafowl bird family. It occurs in humid forests in Central Africa. It is a medium-sized black bird with a bare, pink head and upper neck. Little is known of its behaviour. Source: Wikipedia

Classification
Order:
  Galliformes
Family:
  Numididae
Genus:
   Agelastes
Scientific:
  Agelastes niger


Original description

Citation:
  (Cassin, J 1857)

Reference:
   Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 8(1856) p.322

Protonym:
  Phasidus niger

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/1935378


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  38193321D2117C10

Avibase ID:
  avibase-38193321

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/38193321


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 176124

Geographic range:

  • Agelastes niger: southeastern Nigeria to northern Angola and extreme northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
English:
Black Guineafowl
Catalan:
Pintada negra
Czech:
perlička černá
Danish:
Sort Kalkunhøne
German:
Schwarzperlhuhn
Spanish:
Pintada Negra
Spanish (Spain):
Pintada Negra
Finnish:
mustahelmikana
French:
Pintade noire
Croatian:
crna biserka
Hungarian:
fekete gyöngytyúk
Italian:
Faraona nera
Japanese (romaji):
kurohorohorochou
Japanese:
クロホロホロチョウ
Lithuanian:
Juodoji patarška
Dutch:
Zwart Parelhoen
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Svartperlehøne
Norwegian:
Svartperlehøne
Polish:
pantarka czarna
Portuguese:
pintada-preta
Russian:
Чёрная цесарка
Slovak:
perlička čierna
Serbian:
Crna biserka
Swedish:
svart pärlhöna
Ukrainian:
Цесарка чорна
Chinese:
黑珠鸡
Chinese (Traditional):
黑珠雞


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Pintade noire ( Agelastes niger)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Pintade noire ( Agelastes niger)
Clements 1st edition:
Black Guineafowl ( Phasidus niger)
Clements, version 2021:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Clements, version 2022:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Clements 3rd edition:
Black Guineafowl ( Phasidus niger)
Clements 4th edition:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Clements 6th edition:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Clements, version 2015:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Clements, version 2016:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Clements, version 2017:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Clements, version 2018:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Clements, version 2019:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
eBird version 1.50:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
eBird version 1.52:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
eBird version 1.53:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
eBird version 1.54:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
eBird version 1.55:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
eBird version 2015:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
eBird version 2016:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
eBird version 2017:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
eBird version 2018:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
eBird version 2019:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
eBird version 2021:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
eBird version 2022:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Black Guineafowl ( Phasidus niger)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Black Guineafowl ( Phasidus niger)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Black Guineafowl ( Phasidus niger)
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Phasidus niger
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Phasidus niger
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Phasidus niger
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Black Guineafowl ( Agelastes niger)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Agelastes niger
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Agelastes niger

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Azerbaijani: qara firəngtoyuğu
Catalan: Pintada negra
Czech: Perlicka cerná, perlička černá
Danish: Sort Kalkunhøne
German: Schwarzperlhuhn, Schwarzwaldperlhuhn
English: Black Guineafowl
English, HBW: Black Guineafowl
English (IOC): Black Guineafowl
English (United States): Black Guineafowl
Esperanto: Nigra numido
Spanish: Guineo Negro, Pintada Negra
Spanish (Spain): Pintada Negra
Spanish (HBW): Black Guineafowl
Estonian: must-pärlkana
Finnish: Mustahelmikana
French: Pintade noire
Croatian: crna biserka
Hungarian: fekete gyöngytyúk
Italian: Faraona nera
Japanese (romaji): kurohorohorochou
Japanese: クロホロホロチョウ
Scientific: Agelastes niger, Phasidus niger
Lithuanian: Juodoji patarška
Dutch: Zwart Parelhoen
Norwegian Nynorsk: Svartperlehøne
Norwegian: Svartperlehøne
Polish: pantarka czarna
Portuguese: Pintada preta, Pintada-preta
Portuguese (Portugal): pintada-preta
Russian: Чёрная тёмная цесарка, Черная Цесарка, Чёрная цесарка
Slovak: perlička čierna
Serbian: Crna biserka
Swedish: Svart pärlhöna
Turkish: Kara Beçtavuğu
Tatar: кара мисыр тавыгы
Ukrainian: Цесарка чорна
Chinese: 黑珠鸡
Chinese (Traditional): 黑珠雞

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