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Handsome Francolin
Pternistis nobilis Reichenow, 1908
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Order:
  Galliformes
Family:
  Phasianidae
Genus:
  Pternistis

Scientific:
  Pternistis nobilis

Citation:
  Reichenow, 1908

Reference:
  Orn.Monatsb. 16 p.81

Protonym:
  Francolinus nobilis

Avibase ID:
  DA7CA265D46E06C3

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
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Handsome Francolin
Czech:
  frankolín ugandský
German:
  Edelfrankolin
Danish:
  Ugandabjergfrankolin
Spanish:
  Francolín Noble
Finnish:
  ugandanvuorifrankoliini
French:
  Francolin noble
Italian:
  Francolino magnifico
Japanese:
  utsukushishako
Japanese:
  ウツクシシャコ
Dutch:
  Bamboefrankolijn
Norwegian:
  Edelfrankolin
Polish:
  frankolin ciemny
Portuguese:
  Francolim-nobre
Russian:
  Угандийский турач
Slovak:
  frankolínec kráľovský
Swedish:
  rostbukig frankolin
Chinese:
  艳鹧鸪


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) [version 1]
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):
   Handsome Francolin ( Pternistis nobilis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Handsome Francolin ( Pternistis nobilis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   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:
   Handsome Francolin ( Francolinus nobilis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Handsome Francolin ( Francolinus nobilis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Handsome Francolin ( Francolinus nobilis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Handsome Francolin ( Francolinus nobilis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Handsome Francolin ( Francolinus nobilis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Handsome Francolin ( Francolinus nobilis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Handsome Francolin ( Francolinus nobilis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Handsome Francolin ( Pternistis nobilis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Handsome Francolin ( Pternistis nobilis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Handsome Francolin ( Pternistis nobilis) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Handsome Francolin ( Pternistis nobilis) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
   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 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):
   Handsome Francolin ( Francolinus nobilis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Handsome Francolin ( Francolinus nobilis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Handsome Francolin ( Francolinus nobilis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Handsome Francolin ( Francolinus nobilis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Handsome Francolin ( Francolinus nobilis) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Handsome Francolin ( Francolinus nobilis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Handsome Francolin ( Francolinus nobilis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Handsome Francolin ( Francolinus nobilis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Handsome Francolin ( Francolinus nobilis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Handsome Francolin ( Francolinus nobilis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Handsome Francolin ( Francolinus nobilis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Handsome Francolin ( Francolinus nobilis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Handsome Francolin ( Francolinus nobilis) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Handsome Francolin ( Francolinus nobilis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Handsome Francolin ( Pternistis nobilis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Handsome Francolin ( Pternistis nobilis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Handsome Francolin ( Pternistis nobilis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
   Handsome Francolin ( Pternistis nobilis) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
   Handsome Francolin ( Pternistis nobilis) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Handsome Francolin ( Pternistis nobilis) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Handsome Francolin ( Pternistis nobilis) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
   Handsome Francolin ( Pternistis nobilis) [version 1]
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):
   Handsome Francolin ( Francolinus nobilis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Handsome Francolin ( Francolinus nobilis) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Handsome Francolin ( Francolinus nobilis) [version 1]
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):
   Handsome Francolin ( Francolinus nobilis) [version 1]
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 and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   Handsome Francolin ( Pternistis nobilis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Handsome Francolin ( Pternistis nobilis) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
   Handsome Francolin ( Pternistis nobilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Handsome Francolin ( Pternistis nobilis) [version 1]
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 1.6:
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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 2.1:
   Handsome Francolin ( Pternistis nobilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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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 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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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:
   Handsome Francolin ( Pternistis nobilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
   Handsome Francolin ( Pternistis nobilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Handsome Francolin ( Pternistis nobilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Handsome Francolin ( Pternistis nobilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
   Handsome Francolin ( Pternistis nobilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
   Handsome Francolin ( Pternistis nobilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Handsome Francolin ( Pternistis nobilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Handsome Francolin ( Pternistis nobilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Handsome Francolin ( Pternistis nobilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Handsome Francolin ( Pternistis nobilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
   Handsome Francolin ( Pternistis nobilis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
   Handsome Francolin ( Pternistis nobilis) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Handsome Francolin ( Francolinus nobilis) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Francolinus nobilis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Francolinus nobilis [version 1]
James Lee Peters (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 2nd edition (1996):
   Handsome Francolin ( 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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Other synonyms

Catalan: Francolí noble
Czech: Frankolín ugandský
Danish: Uganda Bjergfrankolin, Ugandabjergfrankolin
German: Edelfrancolin, Edelfrankolin, Kiwufrankolin
English: Handsome Francolin
Spanish: Francolín Noble
Spanish (Spain): Francolín Noble
Estonian: ruanda frankoliin (ruanda frankoliinkana)
Finnish: Ugandanvuorifrankoliini
French: Francolin de Kivu, Francolin noble
Italian: Francolino magnifico, Francolino nobile
Japanese: utsukushishako
Japanese: ウツクシシャコ
Latin: Francolinus nobilis, Francolinus nobilis chapini, Francolinus nobilis nobilis, Pternistis nobilis
Lithuanian: Puošnusis frankolinas
Dutch: Bamboefrankolijn, Bamboe-frankolijn
Norwegian: Edelfrankolin
Polish: frankolin ciemny, szponiastonóg ciemny
Portuguese: Francolim-nobre
Russian: Угандийский турач, Угандский турач
Slovak: frankolínec kráľovský
Swedish: Rostbukad frankolin, rostbukig frankolin
Chinese: 艳鹧鸪
Chinese (Traditional): 艷麗鷓鴣

 

         

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