French: Outarde de Savile German: Saviletrappe Spanish: Sisón moñudo del Sahel
Nahud, western Kordofan, Sudan
SW Mauritania and Senegal E through Mali, Burkina Faso, SW Niger, NE Nigeria and Chad to C Sudan.
42 cm; no data on weight. Smaller than L. gindiana, with more black on throat and less white on breast; more rufous sandy above with buff V-markings almost absent.... read more
Distinctive. Contact call is a clear, whistled 'tuit thit'. Displaying male produces a... read more
Bush and light woodland, thickets near dried pools and clearings, flat scrub with Aristida... read more
Food and feeding
No information available, but habits and food presumably similar to those of L. ruficrista.
Sept–Oct in W of range; Jun–Aug (wet season) in Chad; Jul–Sept in Sudan. Nest details presumably similar to those of ... read more
Generally considered sedentary, but known to be a dry season (Dec–May) visitor to Park W in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Little information available on status; species is said to be fairly common throughout its extensive range, but patchily so... read more
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