Djibouti Bustard: Mistaken Identity
Close up view of the stamp
Arabian Bustard from Birds of West Africa
Arabian Bustard (Ardeotis arabs)
White-bellied Bustard from Birds of west Africa
White-bellied Bustard (Eupodotis senegalensis)

I mistakenly list this stamp as showing Red-crested Bustard (Eupodotis ruficrista). The name on the stamp suggests it shows White-bellied Bustard (Eupodotis senegalensis). However, I think the thick grey neck, face pattern, short crest, white spots on the wings and white edges of the tail feathers all point to this bird being an Arabian Bustard (Ardeotis arabs). I think the black markings on the throat and below are shadows.

I will amend my Djibouti page to show this as an Arabian Bustard for my next update, but if anyone has more news about this image, or alternative views about its identity, please let me know.

Added 5  October, 2003