French: Outarde houppette German: Rotschopftrappe Spanish: Sisón moñudo austral
Other common names:
near Latakoo (= Kuruman), Griqualand West, South Africa
S Angola and NE Namibia through Botswana, SW Zambia and Zimbabwe to S Mozambique, N South Africa and Swaziland.
50 cm; 680 g. Upperparts have distinctive cream V-marks giving mottled effect; grey on crown and lores, cream supercilium, indistinct pink nuchal crest (erectile in display... read more
Displaying males have a protracted vocalisation that begins with a long series of accelerating... read more
Thorn country and other dry light woodland regions, bush savanna and riparian growth, often with... read more
Food and feeding
Poorly known. Takes insects (beetles, grasshoppers, termites, ants) and other small arthropods; also berries, seeds and gum.
Breeding occurs during October–April, with a peak in Transvaal in October–November. Polygynous. Displaying males gather in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Common in much of range, with one calling male per 100 ha in C Transvaal; recorded as very common in 32% of squares in... read more
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