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Alternative name: Stanley Bustard
80â€“100 cm (31Â½-39Â½ in)
Female has lighter brown upperparts and shows less white in the wings when flying
There are 3 subspecies1:
An additional subspecies burchelli is not recognised by most authorities2
Grasslands and savanna; open ground, including agricultural land, flood-plains and burnt fynbos.
Classified as Near Threatened in the 2008 IUCN Red List.3
They have a very varied diet which includes insects, small vertebrates and plant material.
The male inflates his throat to display a globe of white feathers
Polygynous; no evidence of territoriality. One to two eggs are laid on the ground in a small open space between grass tufts, forbs, shrubs or rocks; incubated for 23-25 days by the female.
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