Black-bellied Bustard

Eupodotis melanogaster

Size: 61 cm
Habitat: Grassland, dry bush
Feeding: Insects, rodents, reptiles and seeds

The black-bellied bustard is mostly a solitary bird, but is sometimes found in pairs.

It has a long, thin neck and legs and a distinctive black eye stripe. As the name implies, it has a black belly. This photo shows a male with a black line down the throat to the belly.

This photo was taken in the Okovango, Botswana.













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