Buff-crested Bustard

Eupodotis gindiana

Singles and pairs of this small, short-legged bustard are fairly common in arid and semi-arid bushland in East Africa. The male’s crest is only visible in display, however this birds short legs, size and warm, buff-brown back make it easy to separate from other similar species.
We first recorded this short-legged bustard in September 2011 while staying at El Karama Eco Lodge near Nanyuki in Kenya. The pristine condition of this beautiful game farm made it a hot spot for bustards and korhaans.


Buff-crested Bustard – male / El Karama, Nanyuki, Kenya / 11 September 2011 Buff-crested Bustard – female / Tsavo West National Park, Kenya / 15 September 2011 Buff-crested Bustard – female / Tsavo West National Park, Kenya / 15 September 2011 Buff-crested Bustard – male / El Karama, Nanyuki, Kenya / 11 September 2011
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