Northern Black Korhaan

Afrotis Afraoides (endemic)

I first recorded this noisy, endemic korhaan in June 2010 while on a game drive in Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve near Irene in Centurian. This accessible nature reserve is a great spot for these birds, which share their open grasslands with rhino, buffalo, eland and many other plains game species.

According to “Roberts Geographic Variation of Southern African Birds” we have been able to see and photograph all 3 of the sub-species, whcih exist for this korhaan in southern Africa.


Northern Black Korhaan / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / December 2018 Northern Black Korhaan / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / April 2017 Northern Black Korhaan / Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa / 14 June 2015 Northern Black Korhaan / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / December 2018 Northern Black Korhaan / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / December 2018 Riet-&-Korhaan-486-BEST-SM Northern Black Korhaan / Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa / 14 June 2015 Rietvlei—Anton-116-EDITED Northern Black Korhaan / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / December 2018 Northern-Black-Korhaan_Kgalagadi-Transfrontier-Park,-South-Africa-6-CR-SM-VB-SH-WEB Northern Black Korhaan / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / April 2017 Northern Black Korhaan / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / December 2018 Rietvlei—Anton-055 Riet-&-Korhaan-259-BEST-EDITED-SM Northern Korhaan / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 06 May 2013 Northern Black Korhaan / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 05 May 2013 Northern Black Korhaan / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 05 May 2013 Northern Black Korhaan / Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa / 14 June 2015 Northern Black Korhaan / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 05 May 2013 Northern Black Korhaan / Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa / 14 June 2015 Northern Black Korhaan / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa / December 2018 Northern Black Korhaan (Damarensis) – female / Brandberg region, Northern Namibia / 11 July 2012 Korhaan (Damarensis) – males / Brandberg region, Northern Namibia / 11 July 2012 Northern Black Korhaan / Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa / 25 June 2015 Northern Black Korhaan (Damarensis) / Botswana, South Africa / 19 April 2011 Northern Black Korhaan (Afraoides) – female / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, South Africa / 09 October 2010 Northern Black Korhaan / Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa Northern Black Korhaan / Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa / 14 June 2015
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