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Latin name

 

Eupodotis afra

Family

 

Ground birds

Size

 

Length 50 cm

Weight

 

700 g

Colour

 

Male black below and on neck and face, with large white ear-patch and collar on chest; back finely barred black and tawny; bill orange; legs bright yellow. Female similar, but has buff neck and breast with fine black markings.

Appearance

 

Black-bellied bustard, but smaller and stockier; neck al black; female black-bellied busterd has no black on belly. Male red-crested korhaan has buff neck, but back marked with chevrons, not bars.

Habitat

 

Drier grassveld, Karoo, semi-desert and scrubland.