French: Outarde d’Oustalet German: Oustalettrappe Spanish: Sisón moñudo etíope
East Africa between Somalia and Zanzibar
SE South Sudan, S & E Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somalia through Kenya to NE Uganda#R and N & NC Tanzania.
Male 50 cm, 675–900 g. Similar to L. ruficrista and L. savilei, but has black throat stripe extending to belly and more white on sides of breast;... read more
Displaying males give a series of loud shrill calls that may end in an aerial display during which... read more
A bird of arid and semi-arid bushland, like L. ruficrista, extending up to 1200 m in... read more
Food and feeding
Very little information available. Known to take seeds, green herbage and insects; may subsist heavily on ants.
Mar–Jun or later. Nest situated on bare ground. Eggs 1–2. No further information available.
Sedentary, although local migration claimed to occur in Kenya.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Common throughout range, except in Sudan, where generally uncommon; an estimate of 25–40 females per 10,000 ha in... read more
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