Bustards (Otididae)

Buff-crested Bustard (Lophotis gindiana) - HBW 3, p. 271

French: Outarde d'Oustalet German: Oustalettrappe Spanish: Sisón Moñudo Etíope

Taxonomy: Eupodotis Gindiana Oustalet, 1881, East Africa between Somalia and Zanzibar.
Genus frequently merged with Eupodotis. Present species forms superspecies with L. ruficrista and L. savilei; all three often considered conspecific. Birds of N & C Somalia formerly awarded separate race, hilgerti. Monotypic.

Distribution: SE Sudan, S Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somalia through Kenya to N & NC Tanzania.