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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Gruiformes
Family:Otididae
Genus:Neotis
Genus species:Neotis denhami

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:84-116 cm
Weight:7-10 kg
Identification:The Stanley bustard has a black cap, a dark brown back, and chestnut on the back of their neck. The underside of their neck and breast are bluish-gray, and the belly is white in color. The wings of the bustard are black with white markings.
Habitat:Dried swamps, grasslands
Diet:Omnivore: insects, desert watermelons
Reproduction:Stanley bustard's breed during January and February. The female lays one egg on the bare ground.
The Stanley Bustard is usually a solitary animal, but several may gather at grass fires.
Behavior:The Stanley bustard is highly site-faithful; individuals will remain in the same area for months at a time. They are rather shy birds as a rule.
Status:Near threatened to threatened
Interesting Facts:The Stanley bustard is the second largest bustard of southern Africa. They are able to fly but usually only for short distances.

Other Information

Geographic:Northern Central Africa Date:1980-09 Subjects:upland ground bird
Stanley bustard
Denham's bustard
Bustards
Gruiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata