Hartlaub's bustard

Hartlaub's bustard (Lissotis hartlaubii) is a species of bird in the family Otididae. It is found in open grassland with grass up to 1800 meters in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Hartlaub's bustard
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Adult male
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Otidiformes
Family: Otididae
Genus: Lissotis
L. hartlaubii
Binomial name
Lissotis hartlaubii
(Heuglin, 1863)

The common name and Latin binomial commemorate the German physician and ornithologist Gustav Hartlaub.[2]


At 60 cm (24 in), they are larger than the similar Black-bellied bustard but greyer and more clearly marked in face, and the lower back with blackish tail. They have a small head set on a long neck, and a bulky body with large legs. The female is similar in appearance to the male, but with a cream-coloured head and hind neck with dark brown markings, a whitish belly and paler tail.


The breed usually in rainy periods however it depends on the geography of the place . In Ethiopia, Hartlaub's bustard breed in April and in eats Africa. they breed around January to June. however the aerial display of breeding is recorded in November.

[3] It is not globally threatened (Least Concern) species of birds according to CITES II. However the size of the global population is still unknown as they are very rare and is mainly found at local ranges of Africa.


Hartlaub's bustard are associated with lightly wooded grasslands containing Acacia trees, up to 2000 metres above sea level.


  1. ^ "Hartlaub's Bustard: Lissotis hartlaubii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22692011A93333424. 2016. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22692011A93333424.en. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. pp. 180–159–160.
  3. ^ "HBW Alive: Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive". Choice Reviews Online. 52 (2): 52–0838–52–0838. 2014-09-22. doi:10.5860/choice.52-0838. ISSN 0009-4978.