Denham's (Stanley's) bustard

The pale crown stripe, throat and pale grey foreneck are diagnostic in male. The similar Ludwig's Bustard has a dark throat and foreneck, and has less white in the wing.
Male is considerably larger than female, with a darker, plainer back. Displaying male inflates the throat and forms a conspicuous \ balloon of white feathers. Juvenile and female have less white on the wings and have brown specklings on the neck.
Recently burnt fynbos, open grassland and agricultural land.
Largely silent.


(en) Denham's bustard
(sc) Neotis denhami
(nl) Denhams trap
(af) Veldpou