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Kori Bustard / Gompou Taken in the Kgalagadi Ardeotis kori,Geotagged,South Africa,gompou,kori bustard,largest flying bird Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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  1. Fantastic birds .. we used to call them Gory b*****ds!!! Posted 6 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 Msalicat
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Uploaded Nov 23, 2014. Captured Mar 14, 2013 09:34 in R360, South Africa.
  • PENTAX K-7
  • f/13.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO100
  • 500mm