Southern Black Korhaan

Afrotis afra (endemic)

The endemic, southern black korhaan is slightly bulkier than its northern cousin, but is best distinguished from this separate species, by having all black flight feathers and primaries. It is confined to the western cape, where it is a common resident of coastal fynbos and Karoo scrub.

We recorded this species in November 2010 on our first visit to the West Coast National Park on the west coast of South Africa.


Southern Black Korhaan / West Coast National Park, South Africa / 20 November 2010 Southern Black Korhaan (female) / West Coast National Park, South Africa / 23 May 2015 Southern Black Korhaan (female) / West Coast National Park, South Africa / 23 May 2015 Southern Black Korhaan (female) / West Coast National Park, South Africa / 23 May 2015 Southern Black Korhaan (male) / West Coast National Park, South Africa / 20 November 2010 Southern Black Korhaan / West Coast National Park, South Africa / 20 November 2010 Southern Black Korhaan (female) / West Coast National Park, South Africa / 23 May 2015
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