Rüppell’s Korhaan

Eupodotis rueppellii (near-endemic)

Slighlty smaller than the karoo korhaan, this near-endemic species has a distinctive black line down the front of its neck. It also has warmer brown upperparts that its karoo cousin, as well as a blue-tinged neck and a white face patch.

We were lucky to record these stunning korhaans on a number of occasions while on a 4 week road trip through Namibia in July 2012. Our best sightings took place between Aus and Sossusvlei and it Sossusvlei itself.


Rüppell’s Korhaan (Fitzsimonsi) – male & female / Aus to Sossusvlei, Southern Namibia / 06 July 2012 Rüppell’s Korhaan (Fitzsimonsi) / Aus to Sossusvlei, Southern Namibia / 06 July 2012 Rüppell’s Korhaan (Fitzsimonsi) – male / Sossusvlei, Southern Namibia / 08 July 2012 Rüppell’s Korhaan (Fitzsimonsi) – male / Sossusvlei, Southern Namibia / 08 July 2012 Rüppell’s Korhaan (Fitzsimonsi) – male / Sossusvlei, Southern Namibia / 08 July 2012 Rüppell’s Korhaan (Fitzsimonsi) – male / Aus to Sossusvlei, Southern Namibia  / 06 July 2012 Rüppell’s Korhaan (Fitzsimonsi) – male / Sossusvlei, Southern Namibia / 08 July 2012 Rüppell’s Korhaan / Aus to Sossusvlei, Southern Namibia / 06 July 2012 Rüppell’s Korhaan – male / Sossusvlei, Southern Namibia / 08 July 2012
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