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The black-bellied bustard (Lissotis melanogaster), also known as the black-bellied korhaan, is an African ground-dwelling bird in the bustard family. Some authorities place it in the genus Eupodotis.
It is found in woodland and tall open grassland in Sub-Saharan Africa. It prefers higher rainfall than Hartlaub's bustard and in many areas occurs only following heavy rain. In Kenya the Black-bellied Bustard is a commoner bird than Hartlaub's Bustard and, in addition to grassland, also frequents areas with bush and trees including open woodland. Range is 84% above 500 m and only 25 % within arid areas. This bustard is most common in the highlands and Lake Victoria Basin and scarce at the coast and in the lowlands of the N and E.
In feeding habits it resembles other bustards. In courtship display the male retracts his head to his back, giving "a short rising wheezy whistle, zhweeeeee", pauses in that position, and slowly raises his head, giving "a popping quock or plop followed by soft gurgling".
Source : Wikipedia / A bird Atlas of Kenya