Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Bustards :: Black-bellied Bustard

Black-bellied Bustard Lissotis melanogaster

Described by: Rüppell (1835)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): Eupodotis melanogaster


Masai Mara, Kenya - Jun 15, 2009 © Glen Tepke  Masai Mara, Kenya - Feb 15, 2010 © Hans&Judy Beste  Kenya - Aug, 2003 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Tanzania - Sep, 1999 © Jean-Philippe Paris  Sabi Sabi Nature Reserve, South Africa - Aug, 2008 © Neil Fifer 
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Unforested regions of Africa s. of the Sahara;
(1) Senegambia, s. Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, s. Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Angola, Zaire, Central African Republic, s. Chad, s. Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, s. Somalia, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, w. and c. Kenya (Kenyan highlands n. to Mt. Marsabit and Huri Hills, in s. after heavy rains in Mara Game Reserve, Amboseli, Shimba Hill National Park), n. Tanzania (Mkomazi Game Reserve and Arusha National Park w. to the Lake Victoria basin), Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, ne. Namibia, s. and e. Botswana, and Zimbabwe.
(2) Se. Africa (e. Transvaal, Natal and ex. e. Cape Province).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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