LC
Erckel's Francolin Pternistis erckelii



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Pternistis erckelii (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) was previously placed in the genus Francolinus.

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 1: Non-passerines. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2018 Least Concern
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Low
Land mass type Average mass -
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 580,000 medium
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
Population trend Stable suspected -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.9 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be generally common (del Hoyo et al. 1994, Fuller et al. 2000).

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Eritrea N Extant Yes
Ethiopia N Extant Yes
Italy I Extant Yes
Sudan N Extant Yes
USA I Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Eritrea Semenawi Bahri
Eritrea Asmara escarpment
Eritrea Arboroba escarpment
Eritrea Southern Plateau: Furrus
Eritrea Senafe
Ethiopia Dessa'a forest
Ethiopia Simien Mountains National Park
Ethiopia Hugumburda and Grat-Kahsu forests
Ethiopia Yegof forest
Ethiopia Awi Zone
Ethiopia Choke mountains
Ethiopia Guassa Plateau (Menz)
Ethiopia Jemma and Jara valleys
Ethiopia Ankober - Debre Sina escarpment
Ethiopia Entoto Natural Park and escarpment
Ethiopia Chilimo-Gaji forest
Ethiopia Menagesha State Forest
Ethiopia Jibat forest
Ethiopia Tiro Boter - Becho forest
Ethiopia Mount Zuquala
Ethiopia Mugo highlands
Ethiopia Metu - Gore - Tepi forests
Ethiopia Bale Mountains National Park

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) suitable resident
Altitude 2000 - 3500 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation
Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets/display animals, horticulture - - International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Pternistis erckelii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/12/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/12/2021.