Created 6-Feb-18
5 photos

~ Meshak took the vehicle on a grassy track distant from other vehicles or the camp. The track itself was little more than twin grooves through tall grass, with no evidence of frequent use. A male Lissotis melanogaster, Black-bellied Bustard, stood in one such rut, its plumage in full display. It was the first time I'd ever observed a male Lissotis melanogaster presenting its feathered finery with such flamboyant style.
Rear View of Lissotis melanogasterBlack-bellied Bustard on a Grassy TrackLissotis melanogasterDistinctive Plumage Pattern on the Back of the HeadMale Black-bellied Bustard

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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
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Keywords:Black-bellied Bustard, EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II, EOS 1D X, Kenya, Lissotis melanogaster, Porini Lion