Saturday, June 16, 2018

Red-Crested Korhaan

The red-crested korhaan, also known as the red-crested bustard, is found in Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, Swaziland, Angola and Mozambique. 
It has distinctive "v" shaped markings. The red crest is only on males and only visible in courting. See this video for remarkable footage of a mating display. We saw a female. She has a black belly, but the male has more black on its head and other places. 
I find remarkably little about this bird on-line. We saw only one, in Hwange NP in Zimbabwe. Our safari vehicle was going down a dirt road and then pulled over to allow us a look. We only looked quickly, then continued on. 

1 comment:

  1. That video is awesome. Talk about running around in circles!