Bustards (Otididae)

Rüppell's Bustard (Eupodotis rueppellii) - HBW 3, p. 268

French: Outarde de Rüppell German: Rüppelltrappe Spanish: Sisón de Damaraland
Other common names: Rüppell's Korhaan

Taxonomy: Otis Rüppelii [sic] Wahlberg, 1856, Onanis, Damaraland.
Forms parapatric species pair with E. vigorsii, with which frequently considered conspecific; these two and E. humilis formerly placed in genus Heterotetrax. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • rueppellii (Wahlberg, 1856) - coastal S Angola (N to Benguela) and NW Namibia.
  • fitzsimonsi (Roberts, 1937) - CW Namibia.