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Black-bellied Bustard

Lissotis melanogaster


A ground-dwelling bird in the bustard family. The male's upperparts have black and brown marks on a tawny buff background; the underparts are black. The female has a plain buff cryptically marked with darker brown mottling on the back.


It is found in woodland and tall open grassland in sub-Saharan Africa. This one was at Ruaha National Park in Tanzania.

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Spotted on Feb 24, 2013
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