French: Outarde de Hartlaub German: Hartlaubtrappe Spanish: Sisón ventrinegro de Hartlaub
eastern Sennar, Sudan
SE Sudan and E South Sudan through Ethiopia to NW & S Somalia, NE Uganda, NW & S Kenya and N Tanzania.
Male 60 cm, 1500–1600 g. Similar to L. melanogaster but greyer and more cleanly marked, with lower back, rump and tail blackish. Female has head and hindneck... read more
Displaying males inflate and extend the neck and utter a 'tok' call followed by a... read more
Open, tall grassland with scattered Acacia, up to 1600 m. In Kenya, occurs in lower, drier... read more
Food and feeding
Little known. Invertebrates and vegetable matter recorded.
April in Ethiopia; January and June in E Africa (in both rainy periods when grass tallest), with aerial display recorded in November. Three... read more
Sedentary and nomadic, although considered a partial intra-African migrant based on records in Jan... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. The size of the global population is unknown. Locally common in Kenya and Sudan, although rare and local at edge of range... read more
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