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Alternative name: Karoo Korhaan
Length 56-60 cm; mass 1.6 kg (males), 1.35 kg (females).
A grey-brown bustard with a black throat and plack patch on the nape. In flight, wings show a black-and-buff pattern.
Similar species: Rueppell's Bustard is whiter below, paler above, and has a blue-grey neck.
Mainly stony Karoo shrublands.
Usually seen in pairs or small groups. Forages for invertebrates, reptiles, grass and seeds while walking.
Monogamous; cooperative breeding may occur. The nest is a shallow scrape, usually in stony ground with scattered rocks or small shrubs. A single egg is laid June to February. Incubated by the female; after hatching, chick and parents forage together.
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