Karoo Bustard (Eupodotis vigorsii) - HBW 3, p. 268
French: Outarde de Vigors
Spanish: Sisón del Karroo
Other common names: Black-throated/Vigors's Bustard/Korhaan, Karoo/Vaal Korhaan
Taxonomy: Otis Vigorsii A. Smith, 1831, South Africa.
Forms parapatric species pair with E. rueppellii, with which frequently considered conspecific; these two and E. humilis formerly placed in genus Heterotetrax. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- namaqua (Roberts, 1932) - S Namibia and NW Cape Province.
- vigorsii (A. Smith, 1831) - South Africa, in Orange Free State and S Cape Province.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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Karoo Bustard in Profile
Locality Namibgrens, Khomas Region, Namibia
W.H.Schulenburg 4 weeks ago 4.5
Karoo Bustard near roadside
Locality Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia
W.H.Schulenburg 4 weeks ago 4
Newly hatched chick at clutch
Locality Richtersveld National Park, Northern Cape Province, South Africa
Roland Bischoff 13 August 2006 4 years ago 3.8
On a hot day
Locality Karoo National Park, Western Cape Province, South Africa
Guy Poisson 16 November 2012 2 years ago 3.7
A bird walking
Locality Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia (ssp namaqua)
Aleix Comas 21 August 2007 5 years ago 3.6
Bustard see well at close range.
Locality Karoo National Park, Western Cape Province, South Africa (ssp vigorsii)
Loutjie Steenberg 19 December 2010 4 years ago 3.1