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Bustard

Observed: 31st March 2011 By: SollySolly’s reputation in BirdsSolly’s reputation in Birds
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Suspect Black bellied but doesn't quite fit description. Help please

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Ray Turner's picture

Probably Right

Dave if you were to post an identification of Black-bellied I would agree with it. I think you are right though the colour does look off; I get the impression it was photographed in very poor light (exposure level + graininess) which would have muted the colours.

Ray

Ray

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Hartlaub’s

Although thinking about it Hartlaub’s Bustard E. hartlaubii would also be a strong candidate.

Indeed the more I think about it the more I think it is. Clean markings in the face, narrower black stripe on the throat and plenty of white on the wing.

Ray

Ray

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Black bellied/Hartlaub's Bustard

I originally tagged it as Hartlaub's but thought this was too rare, which was why I gave the 'Black Bellied' label. Thanks for the help.