Southern African Birds

 

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  Black-bellied Bustard

      Black-bellied Korhaan

 

Lissotis melanogaster

(238) 62 cm; 07' 2.3 kg, 9- 1.2 kg

SEXES  F>M. Long legs and long slender neck differentiate it from all other African bustards.

M  Black stripe down foreneck and white cheeks diagnostic.

F  Long legs, buf throat and white belly. Separated from F White-bellied Korhaan by lack of pink base to bill and more conspicuous black speckling on back.

JUV  Like F but cheeks, throat and neck rufous brown.

STATUS  Uncommon to locally common resident, regarded as near threatened. Largely sedentary.

HABITAT  Tall grassland and open woodland with long grass.

FOOD  Omnivorous. Mainly insects but also berries, seeds and green leaves.

CALL  Loud frog-like quark, followed by kw-ick (like a cork popping out of a bottle).

BR  Polygynous. Nest scrape placed in tall grass.

ALT NAME  Black-bellied Korhaan.

 

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Khwai

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

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Khwai

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

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Khwai

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

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Khwai

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

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Khwai

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

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Khwai

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

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