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White-bellied Bustard - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by volker sthamer
Ruaha National Park, Tanzania, 20 September 2019
Eupodotis senegalensis

Includes: Barrow's Korhaan

Identification

Photo by PEC
Masai Mara, Kenya, 03-02-2001

Males and females both show the distinctive white belly but can be distinguished by their facial markings - the male has a black line bordering the crown and a black stripe below the eye.

Distribution

Sub-Saharan Africa from about 17°N to 17°S and further south into eastern South Africa.

Taxonomy

Subspecies1

  • E. s. senegalensis
  • E. s. canicollis
  • E. s. erlangeri
  • E. s. mackenziei
  • E. s. barrowii

Habitat

Prefers grassland with scattered shrub cover.

Behaviour

Usually seen in pairs or family groups.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Gill, F, M Wright and D Donsker. 2009. IOC World Bird Names (version 2.0). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Sibley, CG and BL Monroe. 1996. Birds of the World, on diskette, Windows version 2.0. Charles G. Sibley, Santa Rosa, CA, USA.


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