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20-23cm. Variegated grey, with a brown collar. The adult male has a wing ornament during the breeding season, with a broad central flight feather on each wing elongated to 38cm, much longer than the bird's body. 20cm or more of this is bare shaft. In normal flight, these feathers trail behind, but in display flight they are raised vertically like standards.
This is a monotypic species.
Dry savannas, with some scrub.
No nest is made; the 2 elongated and elliptical eggs are placed upon the bare ground.
The diet includes moths and beetles.
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