Southern black korhaan

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Southern black korhaan
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Otidiformes
Family: Otididae
Genus: Afrotis
Species:
A. afra
Binomial name
Afrotis afra
(Linnaeus, 1758)
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General range: lowland fynbos and renosterveld
Synonyms
  • Otis afra Linnaeus, 1758
  • Eupodotis afra (Linnaeus, 1758)

The southern black korhaan (Afrotis afra) or black bustard, is a species of bird in the bustard family, Otididae. This small bird is found in western and south, South Africa, from Little Namaqualand to Cape Town and east to Grahamstown. It has undergone rapid population decline as a result of the loss and fragmentation of its habitat due to the conversion of natural vegetation into agricultural land. Due to this habitat destruction, the species is considered vulnerable for its risk of extinction by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2013). "Eupodotis afra". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
  2. ^ Shaw, Jessica; Andrew, Jenkins; David, Allan; Peter, Ryan (March 2016). "Population size and trends of Ludwig's Bustard Neotis ludwigii and other large terrestrial birds in the Karoo, South Africa". Bird Conservation International. 26 (1): 69–86. doi:10.1017/S0959270914000458.