White-bellied Bustard

Eupodotis senegalensis

White-bellied Bustard, Eupodotis senegalensis, photo © by Michael Plagens

Amboseli National Park, Kenya. March 2011. Length is a little over 50 cm.

Bustards are large, heavily built birds that move mostly by walking and running on the ground. They hunt for small prey like lizards and grasshoppers, but also eat seeds and shoots. The White-bellied Bustard is smaller than some of its relatives in the bustard family and is relatively common in Kenya and much of Africa in open, semi-arid or seasonally dry habitats. The birds form small flocks that move together in search of food.

Otitidae -- Bustard Family


  • Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Zimmerman et al.
  • Birds of East Africa by Stevenson and Fanshawe

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, page created 31 July 2011,
updated 7 May 2016.