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Blue Bustard

Eupodotis caerulescens

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A medium-sized bustard with striking bluish-gray underparts and neck, and dull chestnut back. The male has a black-and-white face, while the female and juvenile are duller below with buffy ears. Small groups prefer treeless grassland, grassy Karoo, and open farmland. They feed on plants and small animals. Often first detected by its dry, throaty, frog-like, three-syllabled “druk-de-dow” call, sometimes echoed by other group members creating a choral cacophony. Vocal in the morning and late afternoon.

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