French: Outarde somalienne German: Somalitrappe Spanish: Sisón somalí
E Ethiopia and N Somalia.
c. 40 cm; 700 g. Upperparts light orange-brown with pale grey clouding and minute black vermiculations, tail with 2–3 thin bars; head, neck and breast buffy with grey... read more
Gives a rattling 'ka-ki-rak-ka-ki-rak', often in the evening.
Dry, sandy, grassland with bushes, light open thornbush and adjacent tussock grass plains. Habitats... read more
Food and feeding
Virtually no information available. Known to take insects, small molluscs and seeds.
In Somalia, April–August, chiefly May–June. Nest placed on sandy soil, usually without a scrape. Usually 2 eggs, but up to 3... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Currently considered Near Threatened. Fairly common in Ogaden, E Ethiopia, and common N of 7° N in Somalia. However, drought and... read more
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