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Handsome Francolin

Pternistis nobilis Reichenow, 1908

The Handsome Francolin, Pternistis nobilis is a large, up to 35 cm long, terrestrial forest francolin 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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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
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
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Edelfrankolin
Polish:
frankolin ciemny
Portuguese:
Francolim-nobre
Russian:
Угандийский турач
Slovak:
frankolínec kráľovský
Swedish:
rostbukig frankolin
Ukrainian:
Турач угандійський
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:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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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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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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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):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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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):
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Clements 1st edition:
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Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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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 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 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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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):
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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
English (IOC): Handsome Francolin
Spanish: Francolín Noble
Spanish (Spain): Francolín Noble
Spanish (HBW): Handsome Francolin
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
Scientific: Francolinus nobilis, Francolinus nobilis chapini, Francolinus nobilis nobilis, Pternistis nobilis
Lithuanian: Puošnusis frankolinas
Dutch: Bamboefrankolijn, Bamboe-frankolijn
Norwegian Nynorsk: Edelfrankolin
Norwegian: Edelfrankolin
Polish: frankolin ciemny, szponiastonóg ciemny
Portuguese: Francolim-nobre
Russian: Угандийский турач, Угандский турач
Slovak: frankolínec kráľovský
Swedish: Rostbukad frankolin, rostbukig frankolin
Ukrainian: Турач угандійський
Chinese: 艳鹧鸪
Chinese (Traditional): 艷麗鷓鴣

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