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Cape Francolin

Pternistis capensis (Gmelin, JF, 1789)

The Cape spurfowl or Cape francolin is a gamebird in the pheasant family Phasianidae. It is endemic to southern Africa, where it is the largest francolin. It occurs in the Western Cape province of South Africa, and locally northwards to southern Namibia. It has adapted to alien vegetation and a variety of human-altered habitats, but scrubby roosting and nesting space is a prerequisite. The species is not threatened. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Galliformes
Family:
  Phasianidae
Genus:
   Pternistis
Scientific:
  Pternistis capensis


Original description

Citation:
  (Gmelin, JF, 1789)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat. p.759

Protonym:
  Tetrao capensis

Link:
  https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10286#page/260/mode/1up


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  6405CD29671B80EA

Avibase ID:
  avibase-6405CD29

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/6405CD29


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 175968

Geographic range:

  • Pternistis capensis: South Africa (riverine scrub of s and w Cape Province)
English:
Cape Francolin
Catalan:
Francolí del Cap
Czech:
frankolín kapský
Danish:
Kapfrankolin
German:
Kapfrankolin
Spanish:
Francolín de El Cabo
Spanish (Spain):
Francolín de El Cabo
Finnish:
kapinfrankoliini
French:
Francolin criard
Croatian:
kapska jarebica
Hungarian:
fokföldi frankolin
Italian:
Francolino del Capo
Japanese (romaji):
ke-pukijishako
Japanese:
ケープキジシャコ
Lithuanian:
Kapinis frankolinas
Dutch:
Kaapse Frankolijn
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kappfrankolin
Norwegian:
Kappfrankolin
Polish:
szponiastonóg przylądkowy
Portuguese:
francolim-do-cabo
Russian:
Капский франколин
Slovak:
frankolínec pobrežný
Serbian:
Kapski frankolin
Swedish:
kapfrankolin
Ukrainian:
Турач капський
Chinese:
南非鹧鸪
Chinese (Traditional):
南非鷓鴣


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

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

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Kaapse Fisant
Catalan: Francolí del Cap
Czech: Frankolín kapský
Danish: Kapfrankolin
German: Kapfrankolin
English: Cape Francolin, Cape Pheasant, Cape Spurfowl
English, HBW: Cape Francolin
English (IOC): Cape Spurfowl
English (United States): Cape Francolin
English (South Africa): Cape Spurfowl
Esperanto: Kablanda frankolino
Spanish: Francolín de El Cabo, Francolín del Cabo
Spanish (Spain): Francolín de El Cabo, Francolín del Cabo
Spanish (HBW): Cape Francolin
Estonian: kapi frankoliin (kapi-frankoliinkana)
Finnish: Kapinfrankoliini
French: Francolin criard, Francolin du Cap
Croatian: kapska jarebica
Hungarian: fokföldi frankolin
Italian: Francolino del Capo
Japanese (romaji): keapukijishako, keipukijishako, ke-pukijishako
Japanese: ケアプキジシャコ, ケイプキジシャコ, ケープキジシャコ
Scientific: Francolinus capensis, Pternistis capensis, Tetrao capensis
Lithuanian: Kapinis frankolinas
Dutch: Kaapse Frankolijn
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kappfrankolin
Norwegian: Kappfrankolin
Polish: frankolin przyladkowy, frankolin przylądkowy, szponiastonóg przylądkowy
Portuguese: Francolim do Cabo, Francolim-do-cabo
Portuguese (Portugal): francolim-do-cabo
Russian: Капский Турач, Капский франколин
Slovak: frankolínec pobrežný
Serbian: Kapski frankolin
Swedish: Kapfrankolin
Turkish: Kap turacı
Ukrainian: Турач капський
Chinese: 南非鹧鸪
Chinese (Traditional): 南非鷓鴣

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