korhaan

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English[edit]

Rüppell's korhaan, Eupodotis rueppellii

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korhaan (plural korhaans or korhaan)

  1. Any of several large, terrestrial birds in the bustard family Otididae.
    • 1997, J. M. Coetzee, Scenes from Provincial Life, 2011, page 75,
      They are hunting the fabled paauw. However, since paauw are sighted only once or twice a year - so rare are they, indeed, that there is a fine of fifty pounds for shooting them, if you are caught — they settle for hunting korhaan.
    • 1999, C. J. Vernon, 5: Biogeography, endemism and diversity of animals in the karoo, William Richard John Dean, Suzanne Milton (editors), The Karoo: Ecological Patterns and Processes, page 70,
      If it is assumed that delayed dispersal is the norm amongst korhaans then the karoo korhaan has a lower fecundity than the other members of the species complex. This suggests that the karoo sensu lato is a less favourable environment for korhaans than is either the desert, savannah, or grassland.
    • 2011, Mike Unwin, photograh caption, Southern African Wildlife, page 140,
      Korhaans, like this red-crested korhaan (above, MU), generally rely on their camouflage to avoid danger. But breeding males, like this northern black korhaan (right, PP) give themselves away with raucous and conspicuous displays.

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