Black-bellied Bustard (Lissotis melanogaster) - HBW 3, p. 272
French: Outarde à ventre noir
Spanish: Sisón Ventrinegro Común
Other common names: Black-bellied Korhaan
Taxonomy: Otis melanogaster Rüppell, 1835, Lake Tsana, Ethiopia.
Genus frequently merged with Eupodotis. Present species forms superspecies with L. hartlaubii. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- melanogaster (Rüppell, 1835) - Africa S of Sahel S to R Zambezi and S Angola; absent from regions of heavy forest and from most of Horn of Africa.
- notophila Oberholser, 1905 - Zimbabwe and Mozambique S of R Zambezi to extreme E South Africa and Swaziland.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 16 videos
A mâle preening, near Pretoriuskop Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa
Ghislain Gosse 15 October 2014 24 weeks ago 37 sec 4.9
Single bird calling from next to the road Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa
jmdebruyn 23 January 2014 1 year ago 12 sec 4.8
A male bird calling from a raised mound of earth, Lower Sabie, Kruger National Park. Locality South Africa
Dave Jackson 3 February 2006 5 years ago 39 sec 4.4
Bird walking and hiding in habitat. Locality Lake Eland Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa (ssp notophila)
Doug and Denise Norris 9 September 2008 1 year ago 32 sec 4.3
A female walking. Locality Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda (ssp melanogaster)
Eldert Groenewoud 2 March 2008 6 years ago 24 sec 4.3
A male standing in long grass then calling. Locality Mkuze Game Reserve, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa (ssp notophila)
Keith Blomerley 19 October 2004 9 years ago 28 sec 4.1
PhotosSee all 41 photos
A male on the ground.
Locality Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Tadeusz Rosinski 12 December 2014 7 weeks ago 4.8
Adult male in flight
Locality Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya (ssp melanogaster)
maurizioravasini 23 April 2013 8 weeks ago 4.8
A displaying male fluffing his feathers.
Locality Mburo Lake National Park, Uganda (ssp melanogaster)
David Beadle 26 February 2014 34 weeks ago 4.7
Locality Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya (ssp melanogaster)
Nik Borrow 29 October 2013 11 weeks ago 4.6
Male in breeding plumage
Locality Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti, Tanzania (Monotypic species)
Arti 18 March 2013 1 year ago 4.6
Female. Rear view.
Locality Makakatana, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa (ssp notophila)
Adam Riley 25 July 2010 32 weeks ago 4.5
Calling from a mound of earth. Satara area. 6:12am. Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa
Charles Hesse 26 December 2009 5 years ago 3