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Handsome Francolin

Pternistis nobilis (Reichenow, A 1908)

The handsome spurfowl is a species of bird in the pheasant family Phasianidae. It is a large, up to 35 cm long, terrestrial forest bird with a dark reddish brown plumage, grey head, red bill and legs, brown iris, bare red orbital skin and rufous grey below. Both sexes are similar. The female is slightly smaller than male. The young has duller plumage. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  (Reichenow, A 1908)

Reference:
   Orn. Monatsber. 16 p.81

Protonym:
  Francolinus nobilis

Link:
  https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/101591#page/97/mode/1up


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  DA7CA265D46E06C3

Avibase ID:
  avibase-DA7CA265

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/DA7CA265


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 175988

Geographic range:

  • Pternistis nobilis: montane forests of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, southwestern Uganda, and Rwanda
English:
Handsome Francolin
Catalan:
Francolí noble
Czech:
frankolín ugandský
Danish:
Ugandabjergfrankolin
German:
Edelfrankolin
Spanish:
Francolín Noble
Spanish (Spain):
Francolín Noble
Finnish:
ugandanvuorifrankoliini
French:
Francolin noble
Croatian:
sivoglava jarebica
Italian:
Francolino magnifico
Japanese (romaji):
utsukushishako
Japanese:
ウツクシシャコ
Lithuanian:
Puošnusis frankolinas
Dutch:
Bamboefrankolijn
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Edelfrankolin
Norwegian:
Edelfrankolin
Polish:
szponiastonóg ciemny
Portuguese:
Francolim-nobre
Russian:
Угандийский франколин
Slovak:
frankolínec kráľovský
Serbian:
Ugandski frankolin
Swedish:
rostbukig frankolin
Ukrainian:
Турач угандійський
Chinese:
艳鹧鸪
Chinese (Traditional):
艷麗鷓鴣


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

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

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: Francolí noble
Czech: Frankolín ugandský
Danish: Uganda Bjergfrankolin, Ugandabjergfrankolin
German: Edelfrancolin, Edelfrankolin, Kiwufrankolin
English: Handsome Francolin, Handsome Spurfowl
English, HBW: Handsome Francolin
English (IOC): Handsome Francolin, Handsome Spurfowl
English (United States): Handsome Francolin
Esperanto: Konga frankolino
Spanish: Francolín Noble
Spanish (Spain): Francolín Noble
Spanish (HBW): Handsome Francolin
Estonian: ruanda frankoliin (ruanda frankoliinkana)
Finnish: Ugandanvuorifrankoliini
French: Francolin de Kivu, Francolin noble, Pterniste noble
Croatian: sivoglava jarebica
Italian: Francolino magnifico, Francolino nobile
Japanese (romaji): utsukushishako
Japanese: ウツクシシャコ
Scientific: Francolinus nobilis, Francolinus nobilis chapini, Francolinus nobilis nobilis, Pternistis nobilis, Pternistis nobilis chapini, Pternistis nobilis nobilis
Lithuanian: Puošnusis frankolinas
Dutch: Bamboefrankolijn, Bamboe-frankolijn
Norwegian Nynorsk: Edelfrankolin
Norwegian: Edelfrankolin
Polish: frankolin ciemny, szponiastonóg ciemny
Portuguese: Francolim-nobre
Portuguese (Portugal): francolim-nobre
Russian: Угандийский турач, Угандийский франколин, Угандский турач
Slovak: frankolínec kráľovský
Serbian: Ugandski frankolin
Swedish: Rostbukad frankolin, rostbukig frankolin
Turkish: Küçük bambu turacı
Ukrainian: Турач угандійський
Chinese: 艳鹧鸪
Chinese (Traditional): 艷麗鷓鴣

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