The Hartlaub’s Bustard (Lissotis hartlaubii) is an African ground-dwelling bird.
The Hartlaub’s Bustard has black and brown upperparts, with black underparts. Its head is black and buff with golden-brown eyes and a cream beak. Its neck is long with buff and black feathers. Its tail is brown. Its wings are edged with white feathers.
It measures 58-65 centimetres (23-26 inches) tall.
The Hartlaub’s Bustard is native to east Africa in Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. It prefers dry, open areas with tall grasslands.
It eats insects, leaves, seeds, and fruit.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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