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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Otididae.


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  • There are substantial numbers of Nubian bustard, Neotis nuba, and eagle owl Bubo bubo.

    Aïr and Ténéré Natural Reserves, Niger 2008

  • Birds include Denham's bustard Neotis cafra denhami, ground hornbill Bucorvus abyssinicus, violet turaco Musophaga violacea, spur-winged goose Plectropterus gambensis, white-faced tree duck Dendrocygna viduata, martial eagle Polemaetus bellicosus and bateleur Terathopius ecaudatus.

    Niokolo-Koba National Park, Senegal 2008

  • The populations of the Houbara bustard (Chlamydotis undulata) and Numbian bustard (Neotis nuba) have been greatly reduced in the area over the last decades.

    North Saharan steppe and woodlands 2008

  • The ecoregion includes elements of Afrotropical and Palearctic fauna, with key species including carrion eaters like Nubian buzzards (Neotis nuba) and black vultures (Aegypius monachus).

    East Saharan montane xeric woodlands 2007

  • The Nyika National Park also hosts the locally rare Denham’s bustard (Neotis denhami), the world’s largest breeding population of blue swallows (Hirundo atrocaerulea, VU), numbering 5000 pairs, and one of Malawi’s two important populations of cheetah.

    Southern Rift montane forest-grassland mosaic 2008


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