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Red-Crested Korhaan

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The Red-Crested Korhaan (Lophotis ruficrista) is found in most parts of the Southern Africa. They are omnivorus (they eat insects, seeds and fruit )and are found in a range of woodland habitasts.

The male puts on a spectacular courtship disply in order to impress multiple females. He ruffels his feathers, displays his red crown and flies high up into the sky before falling back down the earht. Just before he hits the ground he flies back up, you see this display often in spring/summer while on a game drive in Mulati Safari Camp.

The females lays between 1 - 2 eggs which the female solely incubate for about 22 days. The Red-Creatsed Bustard (also their other name) are polygnous meaning the male will mate with multiple females. The eggs are laid directly on the ground often amoungst dense leaf litter. The egg laying season is from September - April often peaking from October - February.

The male display during courtship is must see when birding in Limpopo province and our expert and qualified guides can tell you more about the maverlous birds that can be found here. The Red-Creasted Korhaan is an interesting bird to tick off your bird spotting list.

Here is the names for the Red-Creasted Korhaan in different languages, you always learn something when spending time in nature!

Boskorhaan [Afrikaans];
Epampa (generic term for korhaan) [Kwangali];
Gaundya [Shona];
Xicololwana lexi tsongo [Tsonga];
Mokgwêba [Tswana];
Zuidafrikaanse kuiftrap [Dutch];
Outarde houppette [French];
Rotschopftrappe [German];
Abetarda-de-poupa [Portuguese]