French: Outarde de Ludwig German: Ludwigtrappe Spanish: Avutarda de Namibia
Extreme SW Angola through W Namibia to S South Africa.
Male 85 cm, 4200–6000 g; female 2200–2500 g. Upperparts brown finely vermiculated with buff, tail similar with broad dark bars, white wing panel, usually... read more
Displaying male inflates the neck and utters a deep barking 'woodoomp' every 15–30 seconds.
Open lowland and upland plains with grass and light thornbush, sandy open shrub veld and semi-... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, small vertebrates and vegetable matter have all been recorded, but strong evidence of movement with rains in pursuit of... read more
Aug–Dec. Nest is a scrape on bare ground often among stones, on crest of low ridge or hill slope. Eggs 2; chick has reddish down... read more
Species is partial migrant towards SW from the more northerly and interior summer rainfall region (... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. CITES II. The total global population size is incompletely known, pending assessment of the Namibian subpopulation. The South African population in 2010 was... read more
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