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Swainson's Spurfowl

Pternistis swainsonii (Smith, A 1836)

Swainson's spurfowl or Swainson's francolin is a species of bird in the family Phasianidae. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Eswatini, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. In the Shona language in Zimbabwe, this bird is called the chikwari and is considered a delicacy by outdoor and hunting enthusiasts. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  (Smith, A 1836)

Reference:
   Rep. Exped. C. Afr.

Protonym:
  Perdix Swainsonii


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  721FFBD492FCF12F

Avibase ID:
  avibase-721FFBD4

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/721FFBD4


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 176000

Geographic range:

  • Pternistis swainsonii swainsonii: SE Angola to n Namibia, s Botswana and ne South Africa
  • Pternistis swainsonii lundazi: N and w Zimbabwe to s Mozambique
English:
Swainson's Spurfowl
Catalan:
Francolí de Swainson
Czech:
frankolín Swainsonův
Danish:
Gråbrun Sporehøne
German:
Swainsonfrankolin
Spanish:
Francolín de Swainson
Spanish (Spain):
Francolín de Swainson
Finnish:
kosteikkofrankoliini
French:
Francolin de Swainson
Croatian:
crvenolica jarebica
Hungarian:
Swainson-frankolin
Italian:
Francolino di Swainson
Japanese (romaji):
kuroashiakanodoshako
Japanese:
クロアシアカノドシャコ
Lithuanian:
Sveinsono frankolinas
Dutch:
Swainsons Frankolijn
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Svartbeinfrankolin
Norwegian:
Svartbeinfrankolin
Polish:
szponiastonóg brunatny
Portuguese:
francolim-de-swainson
Russian:
Свенсонов франколин
Slovak:
frankolínec Swainsonov
Serbian:
Smeđi crvenoliki frankolin
Swedish:
swainsonfrankolin
Ukrainian:
Турач чорноногий
Chinese:
斯氏鹧鸪
Chinese (Traditional):
史文森氏鷓鴣


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

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

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Bosveldfisant
Catalan: Francolí de Swainson
Czech: Frankolín Swainsonuv, frankolín Swainsonův
Danish: Gråbrun Sporehøne
German: Swainsonfrankolin, Swainson-Frankolin
English: Swainson's Francolin, Swainson's Spurfowl
English, HBW: Swainson's Francolin
English (IOC): Swainson's Spurfowl
English (United States): Swainson's Francolin
Esperanto: Sŭainsona frankolino
Spanish: Francolín de Swainson
Spanish (Spain): Francolín de Swainson
Spanish (HBW): Swainson's Francolin
Estonian: lammifrankoliin (lammi-frankoliinkana)
Finnish: Kosteikkofrankoliini
French: Francolin à gorge nue, Francolin de Swainson, Pterniste de Swainson
Croatian: crvenolica jarebica
Hungarian: Swainson-frankolin
Italian: Francolino di swainson
Japanese (romaji): kuroashiakanodoshako
Japanese: クロアシアカノドシャコ
Scientific: Francolinus swainsonii, Francolinus swainsonii swainsonii, Perdex swainsonii, Perdix swainsoni, Perdix Swainsonii, Pternistis swainsoni chobiensis, Pternistis swainsoni damarensis, Pternistis swainsoni gilli, Pternistis swainsonii, Pternistis swainsonii swainsonii
Lithuanian: Sveinsono frankolinas
Dutch: Swainson-frankolijn, Swainsons Frankolijn
Norwegian Nynorsk: Svartbeinfrankolin
Norwegian: Svartbeinfrankolin
Polish: frankolin brunatny, szponiastonóg brunatny
Portuguese: Francolim de Swainson, Francolim-de-swainson
Portuguese (Portugal): francolim-de-swainson
Russian: Свенсонов турач, Свенсонов франколин
Slovak: Frankolín Swainsonov, frankolínec Swainsonov
Shona: Gwari
Serbian: Smeđi crvenoliki frankolin, Svensonov frankolin
Siswant: Intsendzele
Sotho, Southern: Khoale
Swedish: swainsonfrankolin, Swainsons frankolin
Tswana: Kgwalê
Turkish: Dere turacı
Tsonga: Nghwari ya xidhaka
Ukrainian: Турач чорноногий
Chinese: 斯氏鹧鸪
Chinese (Traditional): 史文森氏鷓鴣

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