French: Outarde kori German: Riesentrappe Spanish: Avutarda kori
confluence of Vaal and Orange Rivers, South Africa.
Closely related to A. arabs. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
A. k. struthiunculus
(Neumann, 1907) –
NW Somalia and C Ethiopia through SE South Sudan, NE Uganda (rare:#R) and Kenya to N Tanzania.
A. k. kori
(Burchell, 1822) – S Angola and Namibia E through Botswana to S Zimbabwe and S Mozambique, and S to South Africa.
Male c. 120 cm, 10,900–19,000 g; female c. 90 cm, 5900 g. Back, wings and central tail brown with fine buff vermiculations, white panel with black spots on folded wing... read more
The displaying male utters a deep, resonant 'oom oom oom'. Also gives a loud, nasal,... read more
Flat, arid, mostly open country, generally below 2000m and usually with a short herb layer, e.g.... read more
Food and feeding
Exploits a wide range of vegetable and animal resources: seeds, berries, bulbs, Acacia gum, snails, insects (chiefly Orthoptera),... read more
Sept–Feb in S Africa, Dec–Aug (according to rains) in E Africa. Nests on ground often near a distinct feature, such as a grass... read more
Largely sedentary. In Kenya local movements, presumably on foot, occur into woodland habitat in the... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. CITES II. An assessment of historical and more recent records range-wide has shown relatively modest range... read more
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