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  Northern Black Korhaan

      (White-quilled Korhaan)

 

Afrotis afraoides

(-) 50 cm; 740g

SEXES  M > F. On ground difficult to separate from Southern Black Korhaan; in flight white primary 'windows' diagnostic.

M  Conspicuous; confusion with Southern Black Korhaan only likely in small area of overlap.

F  Barred upperparts, plain neck, bright yellow legs and red base to bill key features.

JUV  Like F.

STATUS  Common and widespread endemic, mostly sedentary and usually solitary. Overlaps with Southern Black Korhaan at southern end of range.

HABITAT  Arid and semi-arid savanna and grassland, also old agricultural lands.

FOOD  Omnivorous: largely insects and small reptiles, also seeds.

CALL  Raucous kraak-kraak... from ground; faster notes in display flight.

BR  Polygynous. Eggs laid on bare ground.

ALT NAME  White-quilled Korhaan.

 

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Knb001

Deception Valley, CKGR

Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Knb002

Deception Valley, CKGR

Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Knb003

Deception Valley

Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Knb004

Nxai Pan

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Knb004

Nxai Pan

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Knb006

Nxai Pan

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Knb007

Nxai Pan

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Knb008

Nxai Pan

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

Knb009

Etosha

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

Knb010

Deception Valley, CKGR

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

 

Knb011

Deception Valley, CKGR

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

Knb012

Leopard Pan, CKGR

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L 

     

 

 

 

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