Bustards (Otididae)

Karoo Bustard (Eupodotis vigorsii) - HBW 3, p. 268

French: Outarde de Vigors German: Knarrtrappe 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.