Rüppell's korhaan

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Rüppell's korhaan
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From Namib-Naukluft National Park
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Otidiformes
Family: Otididae
Genus: Eupodotis
Species: E. rueppellii
Binomial name
Eupodotis rueppellii
(Wahlberg, 1856)
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General range: the Namib desert
Synonyms

Heterotetrax rueppellii

The Rüppell's korhaan or Rüppell's bustard (Eupodotis rueppellii) is a species of bird in the family Otididae. It is native to southwestern Africa in Angola and Namibia, occurring in semi-desert habitats.

It is a small bustard, only 60 cm long. The head and neck are grey, with black stripes down the throat (less marked in females), through the eye, and on the sides of the neck, and white cheeks. The body is sandy brown above, and white below. The legs are sandy yellow-brown.

Rüppell's korhaan is named in honor of Eduard Rüppell, a 19th-century German explorer, collector, and zoologist.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Eupodotis rueppellii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 358. 
  • del Hoyo, J., et al., eds. (1996). Handbook of the Birds of the World 3: 268-269. Lynx Edicions.

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