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Pair of Kori bustards These cool dudes are the national bird of Botswana.                                Ardeotis kori,Kori Bustard Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Pair of Kori bustards

These cool dudes are the national bird of Botswana.

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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 LeslieLMG
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By LeslieLMG

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Uploaded Sep 3, 2014. Captured Jul 8, 2014 07:44.
  • Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
  • f/6.8
  • 1/202s
  • ISO100
  • 90mm