Thursday, June 14, 2018

Northern Black Korhaan

The northern black korhaan is also known as the white-quilled bustard and is a member of the bustard family. It is found in Namibia, Botswana, South Africa and Lesotho. We saw them on two occasions, both in Etosha NP in northwestern Namibia. 
Northern black korhaan 
It primarily eats insects such as termites, ants and beetles, but also eats seeds. It prefers heavily grazed areas with sparse ground cover. 
The male, which we have photos of, has yellow legs; a reddish-pink bill with a light-black tip; a black under-belly, breast, neck and head; white patches behind the eye, down the shoulder, on the outer wings and a whitish-black cap. The back and visible wings have black and white striped feathers. 

The female is a brown-tan, without all of the white and black, yellow legs and a more muted pink bill. 

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