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Kori Bustard on Ngorongoro crater floor - feathers out  Africa,Ardeotis kori,Geotagged,Kori Bustard,Ngorongoro,Ngorongoro Crater,Serengeti area,Tanzania Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Very interesting bird. I love the proud look it seems to have. Very nice indeed. Posted 7 years ago
  2. Rare bird I guess. Very well captured. Posted 7 years ago
    1. It is the heaviest bird capable of flight in the world :) Posted 7 years ago
  3. One of my favourite birds! Just love to observe it walk around the savannah... Posted 2 months ago
    1. They are lovely indeed. Have you seen them in the wild often? Posted 2 months ago
      1. I saw lots of them in Kenya and Tanzania when I was guiding trips to safaris. Would love to go back! Posted 2 months ago
        1. Wow, nice, didn't know you were a guide :) Posted 2 months 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 17, 2013. Captured Sep 1, 2013 14:45 in B 144, Tanzania.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/5.6
  • 1/500s
  • ISO320
  • 400mm