The buff-crested bustard (Lophotis gindiana) name comes from the male's appearance during courtship – the feathers at the top of his head stand straight up into a crest. He puffs out his throat and neck feathers to look bigger than he actually is. A terrestrial bird that is also a strong flyer. buff-crested bustards live in pairs or family groups in dry bush and thorn-scrub, ground-feeding and dust-bathing. The bird lacks a hind toe, so cannot perch. It is found in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.