SCIENTIFIC NAME: Heterotetrax vigorsii
IUCN RED LIST (Global status): Least Concern
RED DATA BOOK OF BIRDS (Regional status): Near Threatened
The experts note that Karoo Korhaan populations are increasing.
KNOW YOUR KAROO KORHAAN
Karoo Korhaan have mostly grey-brown bodies, but have black chins and black eyes.
WHERE ARE THEY FOUND?
Karoo Korhaan are native to South Africa, Lesotho and Namibia.
WHAT HABITAT DO KAROO KORHAAN LIKE?
These birds are mainly found in shrubland habitat, and are therefore often found in renosterveld. However, you may also see them in transformed lands.
Karoo Korhaan are not directly threatened currently – largely because they can and do make use of transformed lands.
ACTION TO SAVE OUR KAROO KORHAAN
The Overberg Crane Group monitors Karoo Korhaan population numbers, and raises awareness when communicating with land users.
THE IUCN RED LIST OF THREATENED SPECIES/RED DATA BOOK OF BIRDS OF SOUTH AFRICA:
|Not Evaluated||Data Deficient||Least Concern||Near Threatened||Vulnerable||Endangered||Critically endangered||Extinct in the wild||Extinct|
DEAD OR INJURED BIRDS
Blue Cranes and other birds are often found dead or injured in the Overberg. Please report dead or injured birds to our OCG Extension Officer, Keir Lynch by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 084 369 0969.
REPORT RINGED BIRDS
Hundreds of Blue Cranes have had rings placed on their legs over the years. We use these rings to identify Blue Cranes. With this information, we can learn more about them. If you see a Blue Crane with rings on its legs, please let us know.
The Overberg Crane Group is the only organisation dedicated to protecting our Overberg’s birds, like Blue Cranes and Cape Vultures. We need your help to protect our threatened bird species from possible future extinction.
There’s a convenient way for bird lovers to note the birds they see – using the BirdLasser app. You can download the BirdLasser app to your cellphone. It’s also a great tool for bird lovers to keep accurate records of their sightings