Bustard, Macqueen’s


Name: Bustard, Macqueen’s

Scientific name: Chlamydotis macqueenii

Type: Bustard

Color: Black,Grey,White

Habitat: Desert

Size: 60cm

Conservation status:

Rare Winter Visitor


Large, with long narrow neck and rather elongated body and long tail. In flight, wings long and evenly broad white primary patches evident. White and black crest in adults. Also black tufted feathers on side of neck with white central band.(lacking in juveniles) Breast uniformly grey, upperparts blotched and barred brown. Male elongates black and white crown feathers , folding them over bill during display. Habitat is mainly sandy or rocky areas in open desert.

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