Scleroptila psilolaemus psilolaemus
|Range||Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda.|
The subspecies in the last two countries is sometimes known as the Elgon francolin. Compared to the nominate subspecies of Ethiopia, the Elgon francolin is brighter (more rufescent) and lacks black spots to the throat, leading to conflicting taxonomic treatments. Though most authorities maintain it as a subspecies of the moorland francolin, it been suggested that it is a species (Scleroptila elgonensis), a subspecies of the Shelley's francolin (Scleroptila shelleyi elgonensis), or even a hybrid between the moorland and red-winged francolins.