Eupodotis senegalensis erlangeri
English : Buff-crested bustard
French : Outarde du Sénégal
Class : Aves
Order : Otidiformes
Family : Otididae
Notes : 2 other subspecies known.
Body to 60 cm, weight of 1.5 kg. Small bustard, white belly, brown back and wings. White head with black cap, chin. Male has bluish neck, female’s neck is beige. This subspecies has a black cheek line.
Range and habitat
This subspecies occurs in South-West Kenya and western Tanzania, the species is found from south Mauritania to Ethiopia, from Gabon to Angola and in Southern Africa. Lives in grasslands and savannas, open woodlands, up to 2000 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Appendix II
Status : The species is globally uncommon in the wild and many populations are declining, especially in the northern parts of its range.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
Zoo Frankfurt (Germany), Berlin Zoo (Germany)
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