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Ruppell's Bustard male

Ruppell's Bustard male (Eupodotis rueppelii)

A.K.A. Ruppell's Korhaan.
Sandy scrub
Hoanib River, Skeleton Coast N.P., Namibia
Date taken
17th May 2016
Scientific name
Eupodotis rueppelii
Equipment used
Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 100-400
Hallo Brian,

this is a Rppell's Bustard (Eupodotis (Heterotetrax) rueppellii), the Barrow's ssp. of White-bellied Bustard (Eupodotis senegalensis barrowii) will not occur in Namibia.

Nethertheless a nice shot, Rudi
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What a great picture you've taken of this bustard Brian.... not a species we see too much of.

I was struggling to work out the subspecies too lad but had another go when I saw your plea. The best I can do is, according to Avibase, it could be mackenziei, which is rare/accidental to Namibia. None of the other subspecies seem to visit Namibia at all.

A great find for you lad. Well done.
Hi Delia,

Thank you. I think Rudi has nailed it with Eupodotis rueppelii. I had missed it in my search. The location of that one allows Namibia.

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