The Handsome Francolin, Francolinus nobilis is a large, up to 35cm 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.
The Handsome Francolin is distributed in mountain forests of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, southwest Uganda and borders between Burundi and Rwanda. It is a shy and elusive bird, more often heard than seen. The diet consists mainly of seeds.
Widespread and locally common in most of its habitat range, the Handsome Francolin is evaluated as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.