Buff-crested Bustard

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Buff-crested Bustard

Eudpodotis ruficrista
The buff-crested bustard is named for a crest of feathers along the back of the male’s neck that are erected when displaying. The male courts the female by flying straight up in the air, and then seems to fall and catch itself just before hitting the ground.
Fact file:

Height: 1.6 ft

Habitat: Semi-desert, bush, savanna and woodland

Diet: Arthropods, seeds, fruit and grains

Current Range: Southern Africa