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Red-crested bustard

Lophotis ruficrista Photo by Francesco Veronesi (Flickr) Common name:red-crested bustard (en); sisão-de-poupa-vermelha (pt); outarde houppette (fr); sisón moñudo austral (es); rotschopftrappe (de)Taxonomy:Order GruiformesFamily OtididaeRange:This species is found from southern Angola and Zambia, through north-eastern Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, and into southern Mozambique and northern South Africa.Size:These birds are 50 cm long and weigh about 680 […]

African houbara

Chlamydotis undulata Photo by Andrey Kovalenko (Internet Bird Collection) Common name:houbara bustard (en); abetarda-moura (pt); outarde houbara (fr); avutarda hubara (es); kragentrappe (de)Taxonomy:Order GruiformesFamily OtididaeRange:This species occurs in two separate sub-species. C. u fuertaventurae is restricted to the islands of Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Lobos and La Graciosa in the Canary islands, while C. u. undulata is […]

Indian bustard

Ardeotis nigriceps Photo by Csaba Barkoczi (Animal News)  Common name:Indian bustard (en); abetarda-da-Índia (pt); outarde à tête noire (fr); avutarda india (es); hindutrappe (de)Taxonomy:Order GruiformesFamily OtididaeRange:Previously widespread across India and Pakistan, this species is now restricted to scattered populations in Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka, in India; and in Sind, Pakistan.Size:This large bustard […]

Great bustard

Otis tarda Common name: great bustard (en); abetarda-comum (pt); grande outarde (fr); avutarda común (es); großtrappe (de) Taxonomy: Order Gruiformes Family Otididae Range: The great bustard is found scattered across the temperate latitudes of Europe, northern Africa and Asia, breeding in Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, Turkey, Iran, Russia, Ukraine, […]