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Black Bustard

Afrotis afra (Linnaeus, 1758)

Related taxa:
Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Southern Black Korhaan - Afrotis afra Lynette Rudman 2015-10-16 West Coast National Park, West Coast DC, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) (50 m) call -

Male bird seen calling from the roadside in coastal shrubland in spring.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

289456
xeno-canto.org
Southern Black Korhaan - Afrotis afra Peter Boesman 2017-09-24 West Coast NP, Langebaan, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) call - [sono] 392277
xeno-canto.org
Southern Black Korhaan - Afrotis afra Peter Boesman 2017-09-24 West Coast NP, Langebaan, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) call - [sono] 392278
xeno-canto.org
Southern Black Korhaan - Afrotis afra Lynette Rudman 2015-10-16 West Coast National Park, West Coast DC, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) (50 m) call -

Birding calling from coastal shrubland near a road in a nature reserve in spring.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

289457
xeno-canto.org
Southern Black Korhaan - Afrotis afra Lynette Rudman 2017-10-01 Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (550 m) call, male -

Bird heard calling from behind some bushes but not actually seen. Interesting gurgling sounds between the raucous calls. Not sure if there was a female present. Recorded in spring in Karoo type vegetation with some Acacia Karoo trees scattered around.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

388274
xeno-canto.org
Southern Black Korhaan - Afrotis afra Alan Collett 2018-10-18 Graaff-Reinet, Western District, Eastern Cape, Graaff-Reinet (South Africa) (750 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

439976
xeno-canto.org
Southern Black Korhaan - Afrotis afra Faansie Peacock 2017-06-27 Langebaan Country Estate, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) (10 m) call -

A fragment of the total extended 'song'. All the males in the area were giving these partial calls throughout the morning, but no full songs or display flights yet. Probably too early in the season still. Quite heavily filtered.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

377624
xeno-canto.org
Southern Black Korhaan - Afrotis afra Peter Boesman 2017-09-24 West Coast NP, Langebaan, Western Cape, Western Cape (South Africa) call - [sono] 392276
xeno-canto.org
Southern Black Korhaan - Afrotis afra Alan Collett 2016-02-07 Aberdeen Plain (near Kendrew), Western District, Eastern Cape, Eastern Cape (South Africa) (650 m) call -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

310223
xeno-canto.org
Black Bustard - Eupodotis afra Linda R. Macaulay 1993-03-11 4.0 km W of Omaruru Rd.; C36 toward Wilheimstal, Namibia, Namibia (Namibia)   -   61115
macaulaylibrary.org
Black Bustard - Eupodotis afra Patrick MONNEY 2018-12-06 West Coast NP, Western Cape, South Africa, Western Cape (South Africa)   - Scleroptila afra in background 175725791
macaulaylibrary.org
Black Bustard - Eupodotis afra RaphaĆ«l Nussbaumer 2018-12-12 West Coast NP, Western Cape, South Africa, Western Cape (South Africa)   -   143990681
macaulaylibrary.org
Southern Black Korhaan - Afrotis afra Eduardo Patrial 16-10-2011 West Coast National Park, Langebaan, Western Cape (South Africa) (20 m) song (no score) -   90033
xeno-canto.org

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