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 18 videos
A mâle preening, near Pretoriuskop Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa
Ghislain Gosse 15 October 2014 1 year ago 37 sec 4.9
Single bird calling from next to the road Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa
jmdebruyn 23 January 2014 2 years ago 12 sec 4.8
A female bird Locality Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Alberto Saiz · NaturaHD F... 14 October 2012 43 weeks ago 16 sec 4.7
A close up of a male bird Locality Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Alberto Saiz · NaturaHD F... 14 October 2012 43 weeks ago 18 sec 4.4
A male bird calling from a raised mound of earth, Lower Sabie, Kruger National Park. Locality South Africa
Dave Jackson 3 February 2006 6 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 2 years ago 32 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 43 photos
Adult male in flight
Locality Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya (ssp melanogaster)
maurizioravasini 23 April 2013 1 year ago 4.8
A male on the ground.
Locality Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Tadeusz Rosinski 12 December 2014 1 year ago 4.8
A very beautiful bustard
Locality Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
Subramanya_CK 31 October 2015 5 weeks ago 4.7
A displaying male fluffing his feathers.
Locality Mburo Lake National Park, Uganda (ssp melanogaster)
David Beadle 26 February 2014 1 year ago 4.7
Male in breeding plumage
Locality Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti, Tanzania (Monotypic species)
Arti 18 March 2013 2 years ago 4.7
Locality Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya (ssp melanogaster)
Nik Borrow 29 October 2013 1 year ago 4.6
Calling from a mound of earth. Satara area. 6:12am. Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa
Charles Hesse 26 December 2009 6 years ago 3