Pternistis atrifrons Conover, 1930

Black-fronted francolin, Ethiopian francolin



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Pternistis castaneicollis atrifrons Conover, 1930


Conservation Status

Last record: early 1900's

Rediscovered in May 2012 or May 2013



Ethiopia (southern)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Conover, H. B. (1930). A New Species of Francolin from Southern Abyssinia. Proc. Bio Soc. Washington 43: 3-4.


Other references:

Töpfer, Till, Podsiadlowski, Lars and Gedeon, Kai. (2014). Rediscovery of the Black-fronted Francolin Pternistis (castaneicollis) atrifrons (Conover, 1930) (Aves: Galliformes: Phasianidae) with notes on biology, taxonomy and conservation. Vertebrate Zoology 64(2): 261-271.


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