Blue korhaan

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Blue korhaan
Blue Korhaan (Eupodotis caerulescens) male.jpg
Male in the Mountain Zebra National Park, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Otidiformes
Family: Otididae
Genus: Eupodotis
Species: E. caerulescens
Binomial name
Eupodotis caerulescens
(Vieillot, 1820)

The blue korhaan or blue bustard (Eupodotis caerulescens) is a species of bird in the family Otididae which is endemic to South Africa. Its call is a series of frog-like croaks, usually uttered in flight. Its natural habitat is plateau grassland, dry shrubland, arable land and pastureland. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Southern Free State, South Africa


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Eupodotis caerulescens". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.

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