Alternative names: Somali Black-throated Bustard; Brown Bustard
- Eupodotis humilis
40cm. A small bustard.
- Light orange-brown upperparts with pale grey clouding and minute black vermiculations
- Tail with some thin bars
- Buffy neck and breast with grey wash, clear grey on hindneck
- Black spot below nuchal crest
- Black chin and throat with white spots
- White belly
- Yellow legs
Females lack grey and black and have upperparts coarsely blotched with buff
Female White-bellied Bustard is larger and darker and lacks blotching on upperparts.
Acacia and thornbush; shrubland and grassland.
Known to take invertebrates and vegetable matter. No other information about diet.
Breeding season mainly May to June. The nest is placed on sandy soil, 2 eggs are laid.
A sedentary species.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
- Del Hoyo, J, A Elliot, and J Sargatal, eds. 1996. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 3: Hoatzin to Auks. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8487334207
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Little Brown Bustard. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 25 June 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Little_Brown_Bustard