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Male 64 cm (25Â¼ in), Female 68 cm (26Â¾ in)
In flight, wings wholly white apart from black tips.
Female and immature: buffy-brown to sandy-rufous overall plumage. Wing-coverts buffish-white with fine, dark bars.
 Eupodotis vs. Houbaropsis
Some authorities (Sibley & Monroe, 1996) lump the genus Houbaropsis within Eupodotis. However, Clements (2007) and Howard & Moore (2003) have split Houbaropsis as a separate genus, and the Opus follows in this consensus.
There are 2 subspecies:
Lowland, flat grassland, interspersed with scattered scrub or patchy open forest.
The diet consists mostly of vegetable matter in the non-breeding season, with the addition of invertebrates in the breeding season.
They nest in a bare scrape. The clutch consists of 1 or 2 eggs which are incubated by the female for 25â€“28 days. The female cares for the young.
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