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Rüppell's Korhaan
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Male
Information
Common Name Rüppell's Bustard
Range southwestern Africa in Angola and Namibia.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Otidiformes
Family Otididae
Genus Eupodotis
Species Eupodotis rueppellii
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Rüppell's korhaan or Rüppell's bustard (Eupodotis rueppellii), is a species of bustard in the Otididae family. It is native to southwestern Africa in Angola and Namibia, occurring in semi-desert habitats.

It is a small bustard, only 60 cm long. The head and neck are grey, with black stripes down the throat (less marked in females), through the eye, and on the sides of the neck, and white cheeks. The body is sandy brown above, and white below. The legs are sandy yellow-brown.

Rüppell's korhaan is named in honor of Eduard Rüppell, a 19th-century German explorer, collector, and zoologist.