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Kori Bustard - Ardeotis kori The Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori) is a large bird native to Africa. It is a member of the bustard family. It may be the heaviest bird capable of flight. Ardeotis kori,Geotagged,Gruiformes,Kori Bustard,Kori bustard,Namibia,Otididae,africa,bustard,etosha,namibia Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Kori Bustard - Ardeotis kori

The Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori) is a large bird native to Africa. It is a member of the bustard family. It may be the heaviest bird capable of flight.

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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 Massimiliano Maxfear Sticca
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By Massimiliano Maxfear Sticca

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Uploaded Dec 28, 2014. Captured Aug 27, 2012 08:13 in Etosha National Park, C38, Namibia.
  • NIKON D3S
  • f/7.1
  • 1/640s
  • ISO800
  • 500mm