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Kori Bustard on Ngorongoro crater floor Until this day, I had never heard of this bird before. Africa,Ardeotis kori,Geotagged,Kori Bustard,Ngorongoro,Ngorongoro Crater,Serengeti area,Tanzania Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Kori Bustard on Ngorongoro crater floor

Until this day, I had never heard of this bird before.

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  1. Quite magnificent birds and weighing in at anything up to 18kg it is quite remarkable that they can fly! Posted 7 years ago
    1. My notes say it is the 2nd heaviest bird, yet I had no idea it was 18kg. That's quite a fluffy bird! Posted 7 years ago

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The kori bustard is the largest flying bird native to Africa. It is a member of the bustard family, which all belong to the order Gruiformes and are restricted in distribution to the Old World. It is one of the four species in the large-bodied ''Ardeotis'' genus. In fact, the male kori bustard may be the heaviest living animal capable of flight. This species, like most bustards, is a ground-dwelling bird and an opportunistic omnivore.

Similar species: Crane-like Birds
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Nov 16, 2013. Captured Sep 1, 2013 14:07 in B 144, Tanzania.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/5.6
  • 1/500s
  • ISO360
  • 400mm