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The northern black korhaan (Afrotis afraoides), also known as the white-quilled bustard, is a species of bird in the bustard family, Otididae. It is widely distributed across Southern Africa. Its habitat is primarily open grassland and scrub.

Northern black korhaan
Northern black korhaan (Afrotis afraoides) male.jpg
Etosha National Park, Namibia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Otidiformes
Family: Otididae
Genus: Afrotis
A. afraoides
Binomial name
Afrotis afraoides
(Smith, 1831)
  • Eupodotis afraoides



See alsoEdit


  • BirdLife International 2004. Eupodotis afraoides. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species Downloaded on 24 July 2007.
  • Ian Sinclair, Phil Hockey, Warwick Tarboton: Birds of Southern Africa, 3rd ed., Struik Publishers, 2002 (ISBN 978-1-86872-721-6)

External linksEdit

  Media related to Eupodotis afraoides at Wikimedia Commons