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Bustard - Black-bellied Bustard

Eupodotis melanogaster

Description:

Long neck, long legged slender bustard; in male, underparts and line on fore-neck are black; face is white and a white line down the neck; black line behind eye; crown and hind neck sandy brown; upperparts are brown to dark-brown with heavy black spots; wings are generally black with white. Females are paler, with whitish belly; no black line down the neck. Photo taken at Ndutu region, Tanzania

Habitat:

Savanna with trees; tall grassland

Notes:

Hartlaub's Bustard is very similar but differs by being stockier, grey in appearance and white thumb print over ear-coverts.

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Karan Raghwa
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Karan Raghwa

Arusha, Tanzania

Spotted on Jan 8, 2018
Submitted on Aug 5, 2019

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