Rüppell’s Korhaan (Eupodotis rueppellii)

Rüppell's Korhaan

Rüppell’s Korhaan

The Rüppell’s Korhaan (Eupodotis rueppellii) is a small bustard species occurring only in Namibia and southwestern Angola. The birds can be found singly, in pairs or in small family groups walking on the ground and pecking on small invertebrates or reptiles as well as seeds and succulent leaves. They prefer sandy or gravel plains in semi-desert areas where the monogamous pairs take care of 1 to 3 hatchlings each season. The Rüppell’s Korhaan is known to fiercely and aggressively protect their nests from intruders, even humans. I have seen these birds in southern Namibia in February 2007.

Rüppell's Korhaan

Rüppell’s Korhaan

a pair roaming through the desert

a pair roaming through the desert

a pair roaming through the desert

a pair roaming through the desert

2 responses to “Rüppell’s Korhaan (Eupodotis rueppellii)

  1. Eigentlich ist es ja ganz leicht, schöne Fotos zu machen: eine gute Ausrüstung, die Kraft sie zu schleppen, ein gutes Auge, eine ruhige Hand, Geduld….und wohl auch die Liebe zu den Details. Du scheinst alles zu haben. Einfach tolle Fotos.

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