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Yellow-necked Spurfowl

Pternistis leucoscepus (Gray, GR 1867)

The yellow-necked spurfowl or yellow-necked francolin is a species of bird in the family Phasianidae. It is found in Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. This species is named for the yellow patch found on its neck. Males of this species have been noted to have spurs on the back of their legs. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  (Gray, GR 1867)

Reference:
   List Birds Brit. Mus. pt5 p.48

Protonym:
  Francolinus leucoscepus


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  90AFDF9E79C93B1C

Avibase ID:
  avibase-90AFDF9E

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/90AFDF9E


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 175983

Geographic range:

  • Pternistis leucoscepus: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, southeastern South Sudan, northeastern Uganda, Kenya, and north central Tanzania
English:
Yellow-necked Spurfowl
Catalan:
Francolí golagroc
Czech:
frankolín žlutohrdlý
Danish:
Gulstrubet Sporehøne
German:
Gelbkehlfrankolin
Spanish:
Francolín gorjiamarillo
Spanish (Spain):
Francolín Gorjiamarillo
Finnish:
keltakurkkufrankoliini
French:
Francolin à cou jaune
Croatian:
žutogrla jarebica
Hungarian:
sárganyakú frankolin
Icelandic:
Gullhæna
Italian:
Francolino collogiallo
Japanese (romaji):
hagenodoshako
Japanese:
ハゲノドシャコ
Lithuanian:
Geltonkaklis frankolinas
Dutch:
Geelkeelfrankolijn
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Gulstrupefrankolin
Norwegian:
Gulstrupefrankolin
Polish:
szponiastonóg żółtogardły
Portuguese:
Francolim-de-pescoço-amarelo
Russian:
Желтогорлый франколин
Slovak:
frankolínec žltohrdlý
Serbian:
Žutovrati frankolin
Swedish:
gulstrupig frankolin
Ukrainian:
Турач жовтогорлий
Chinese:
黄颈裸喉鹧鸪
Chinese (Traditional):
黃喉鷓鴣


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

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

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: Francolí golagroc
Czech: frankolín žlutohrdlý, Frankolín žlutokrký, frankolín žlutordlý
Danish: Gulstrubet Sporehøne
German: Gelbkehlfrankolin
English: Abyssinian Bare-throated Francolin, Mt Kenya Bare-throated Francolin, Shoan Bare-throated Francolin, Somaliland bare-throated Francolin, Yellow necked Spurfowl, Yellow-necked Francolin, Yellow-necked Spurfowl
English, HBW: Yellow-necked Francolin
English (IOC): Yellow-necked Spurfowl
English (Kenya): Yellow-necked Spurfowl
English (United States): Yellow-necked Francolin
Esperanto: Flavkola frankolino
Spanish: Francolín de Garganta Amarilla, Francolín Gorgiamarillo, Francolín gorjiamarillo
Spanish (Spain): Francolín Gorjiamarillo
Spanish (HBW): Yellow-necked Francolin
Estonian: kuldkurk-frankoliin (kuldkurk-frankoliinkana)
Finnish: Keltakaulafrankoliini, Keltakurkkufrankoliini
French: Francolin à cou jaune, Pterniste à cou jaune
Croatian: žutogrla jarebica
Hungarian: sárganyakú frankolin
Icelandic: Gullhæna
Italian: Francolino collogiallo, Francolino dalla gola nuda
Japanese (romaji): hagenodoshako
Japanese: ハゲノドシャコ
Scientific: Francolinus leucoscepus, Francolinus leucoscepus keniensis, Pternistes leucoscepus keniensis, Pternistis leucoscepus, Pternistis leucoscepus keniensis, Pternistis leucoscepus leucoscepus
Lithuanian: Geltonkaklis frankolinas
Dutch: Geelkeelfrankolijn
Norwegian Nynorsk: Gulstrupefrankolin
Norwegian: Gulstrupefrankolin
Polish: frankolin zóltogardly, frankolin żółtogardły, szponiastonóg żółtogardły
Portuguese: Francolim-de-pescoço-amarelo
Portuguese (Portugal): francolim-de-pescoço-amarelo
Russian: Желтогорлый Турач, Желтогорлый франколин
Slovak: Frankolín žltohrdlý, frankolínec žltohrdlý
Serbian: Žutovrati frankolin
Swedish: Gulstrupig frankolin
Swahili: Kereng'ende Shingo-njano
Turkish: Sarı boğazlı turaç
Ukrainian: Турач жовтогорлий
Chinese: 黄颈裸喉鹧鸪, 黄颈鹧鸪
Chinese (Traditional): 黃喉鷓鴣

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