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Blue Bustard

Eupodotis caerulescens (Vieillot, 1820)

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Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Blue Korhaan - Eupodotis caerulescens Alan Collett 2014-03-15 Kat Kop Farm 40km north of Cradock, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (1024 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

176314
xeno-canto.org
Blue Korhaan - Eupodotis caerulescens Lynette Rudman 2018-04-13 Cradock, Stormberg District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (1000 m) call, male -

Male Korhaan seen calling in grasslands while standing with the female in the early morning in autumn.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

410683
xeno-canto.org
Blue Korhaan - Eupodotis caerulescens Rick Nuttall 2018-11-09 Karoo Gariep Nature Reserve, Hanover, Northern Cape, Hanover (South Africa) (1300 m) call, song -

A family group of five korhaans flushed from a mix of dry grass- and karoo veld flies away, uttering their raucous knock-me-down, knock-me-down calls. The wing beats are audible from the start of the recording until about 0:07. The group lands about 100 metres away, still calling. Soon afterwards, a neighbouring territorial group of four Blue Korhaans starts calling while walking quickly towards the birds that have just landed. The ensuing vocal interactions continues, with the two groups eventually only metres apart, until 2:33, when the groups stop calling, move away slightly from each other and continue with their normal activities. Distant calls of other groups of Blue Korhaans can be heard until the end of the recording. The recording was modified slightly, using high pass filtering only.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

460393
xeno-canto.org
Blue Korhaan - Eupodotis caerulescens Andrew Spencer 2015-09-21 Fickland Pan, Mpumalanga, Mpumalanga (South Africa) (1800 m) call -

calls from a flock of four birds flushing off an open area with medium-height grass.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

292579
xeno-canto.org
Blue Korhaan - Eupodotis caerulescens Tony Archer 2020-10-16 Emthanjeni Local Municipality, Bo-Karoo, Northern Cape, Hanover (South Africa) (1300 m) Sheep bleating. Crickets., adult, call -

Calls from birds at close range. In the Karoo.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

599128
xeno-canto.org
Blue Korhaan - Eupodotis caerulescens Alan Collett 2016-04-09 Cradock, Stormberg District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (1000 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

310997
xeno-canto.org
Blue Korhaan - Eupodotis caerulescens Derek Solomon 2020-10-15 Emthanjeni Local Municipality, Bo-Karoo, Northern Cape, Hanover (South Africa) (1300 m) call -

Sheep calling in background during recording.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

599873
xeno-canto.org
Blue Korhaan - Eupodotis caerulescens Lynette Rudman 2020-10-16 Emthanjeni Local Municipality, Bo-Karoo, Northern Cape, Colesberg (South Africa) (1300 m) adult, flight call, sex uncertain -

Birds flying while calling over dry arid Karoo grassland in the early morning.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

598054
xeno-canto.org
Blue Korhaan - Eupodotis caerulescens Derek Solomon 2020-10-19 Emthanjeni Local Municipality, Bo-Karoo, Northern Cape, Hanover (South Africa) (1300 m) call -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

602591
xeno-canto.org
Blue Korhaan - Eupodotis caerulescens Andrew Spencer 2015-09-22 Daggakraal, Mpumalanga, Mpumalanga (South Africa) (1700 m) call -

calls from a flock of four birds flushing off an open area of short grass, with some taller patches mixed in.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

292581
xeno-canto.org
Blue Korhaan - Eupodotis caerulescens Lynette Rudman 2017-01-21 Queenstown, Stormberg District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (1100 m) call, female, male -

A pair heard calling in short grassland on the roadside in mid summer.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

352149
xeno-canto.org
Blue Korhaan - Eupodotis caerulescens Tony Archer 2020-10-17 Emthanjeni Local Municipality, Bo-Karoo, Northern Cape, Hanover (South Africa) (1300 m) Sheep bleating., adult, call -

Calling from the Karoo shrublands

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

598042
xeno-canto.org
Blue Korhaan - Eupodotis caerulescens Derek Solomon 2020-10-19 Emthanjeni Local Municipality, Bo-Karoo, Northern Cape, Hanover (South Africa) (1300 m) call -

Lots of sheep in background.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

602590
xeno-canto.org
Blue Korhaan - Eupodotis caerulescens Tim Cockcroft 2016-10-17 Karoo Gariep Nature Reserve, Hanover, Northern Cape, Hanover (South Africa) (1300 m) duet, flight call -

Birds flushed and flying off.

bird-seen:yes

596119
xeno-canto.org
Blue Korhaan - Eupodotis caerulescens Frank Lambert 2019-11-04 Wakkerstroom "Lark Loop", Pixley Ka Seme Local Municipality, Eastvaal District Council, Mpumalanga, Wakkerstroom (South Africa) (1900 m) song -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

517618
xeno-canto.org
Blue Korhaan - Eupodotis caerulescens Dawie de Swardt 1989-06-16 Leewrand, on Jagersfontein rd, Bloemfontein, Free State, Bloemfontein (South Africa) (1400 m) adult, call, sex uncertain -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

505999
xeno-canto.org
Blue Korhaan - Eupodotis caerulescens Peter Boesman 2014-10-25 Memel area, Free State, Free State (South Africa) call - [sono] 280304
xeno-canto.org
Blue Korhaan - Eupodotis caerulescens Peter Boesman 2014-10-25 Memel area, Free State, Free State (South Africa) call - [sono] 280303
xeno-canto.org
Blue Korhaan - Eupodotis caerulescens Lynette Rudman 2020-10-16 Emthanjeni Local Municipality, Bo-Karoo, Northern Cape, Colesberg (South Africa) (1300 m) adult, flight call, sex uncertain -

Three birds seen flying off and calling until they were out of sight, in the early morning in spring.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

598053
xeno-canto.org
Blue Korhaan - Eupodotis caerulescens Alan Collett 2019-04-21 Cradock, Stormberg District, Eastern Cape, Cradock (South Africa) (1000 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

468052
xeno-canto.org
Blue Bustard - Eupodotis caerulescens Pamela C. Rasmussen 5 Jan 2011 South Africa: Mpumalanga; Amersfoort-Wakkerstroom road (-27.17, 30.07) , South Africa (South Africa) (1850 m) song - quality: below average 11842
avocet.zoology.msu.edu
Blue Bustard - Eupodotis caerulescens Andrew Spencer 2015-09-22 Daggakraal, Mpumalanga, South Africa, Mpumalanga (South Africa)   - Calls from a group of birds flushing. 208763361
macaulaylibrary.org
Blue Bustard - Eupodotis caerulescens Andrew Spencer 2015-09-21 Wakkerstroom--Rudd's Lark Hill, Mpumalanga, South Africa, Mpumalanga (South Africa)   - Calls from a group of birds flushing. 208763191
macaulaylibrary.org
Blue Bustard - Eupodotis caerulescens Linda R. Macaulay 9/26/1994 Wakkerstroom - Volksrush, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa)   -   80703
macaulaylibrary.org
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