Bustards (Otididae)

Nubian Bustard (Neotis nuba) - HBW 3, p. 267

French: Outarde nubienne German: Nubiertrappe Spanish: Avutarda Núbica

Taxonomy: Otis Nuba Cretzschmar, 1826, Kurgos, near Shendi, Sudan.
Genus sometimes merged with Otis. Present species may be closely related to N. heuglinii. Claimed race agaze from Chad westwards is supposedly paler and smaller, but much more material needs examination to confirm that differences are not clinal or individual. Monotypic.

Distribution: Sahel zone from W Mauritania to E Sudan; distribution probably continuous, or at least with interbreeding populations, even though species very patchily recorded.

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