The houbara bustard (Chlamydotis undulata), also called the "African houbara", is a large bird in the bustard family. It is found in arid habitats in North Africa and southwestern Asia with a population on the Canary Islands. It is dull brown with black markings on the wings with a greyish neck and a black ruff along the side of the neck. Males and females appear very similar but males are larger and heavier. This species formerly included MacQueen's bustard which is found further east and sometimes known as the Asian houbara as a subspecies.