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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 Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Habitat:

Savanna with trees; tall grassland

Notes:

Hartlaub's Bustard is very similar but differs by being stockier, grey in appearance

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1 Comment

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 4 years ago

Now that is a gorgeous bird! Wonderful image Karan! Thank you for sharing :)

Karan Raghwa
Spotted by
Karan Raghwa

Arusha, Tanzania

Spotted on Dec 12, 2015
Submitted on May 7, 2016

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