- Lissotis hartlaubii
Male 60 cm (23½ in)
- Thick black post-ocular line
- Thick black line from the eye down to the throat
- Separated by white spot
- Blackish lower back, rump and tail
Similar to Black-bellied Bustard. Hartlaub should show nice white spikes on upperparts (white margins) combined with reduced dark centers. Tertials are hardly visible (barred in Black-bellied, uniform in Hartlaub)
Eupodotis vs. Lissotis
Some authorities (Sibley & Monroe, 1996) lump the genus Lissotis within Eupodotis. However, Clements (2007) and Howard & Moore (2003) have split Lissotis as a separate genus, and the Opus follows in this consensus.
Tall grassland in open areas with scattered acacia trees.
There is little information; they are known to eat invertebrates and some vegetable matter.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2017)
- Kenya Birds
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Hartlaub's Bustard. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 12 April 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Hartlaub%27s_Bustard