Kori Bustard - Paired Patterns
A pair of Kori Bustard visit a watering hole in the wilds of Namibia, southwestern Africa.
Normally these birds will be found in pairs, and the male can be identified having a "thicker" neck when comparing the two. In this image, I would assume the one standing is the young male, with the female sitting. Other birds do not like the Kori Bustard. As the description stipulates, this bird is an opportunistic omnivore, eating both meat (other birds, especially chicks) and normal "bird food" such as insects and plants.
I belief Australia also has the exact same species, and there, I have heard, it is consumed by man as a delicacy. In Africa, however, it is not considered edible in general, simply due to the fact that this bird also eats meat. It is a general unwritten rule that anything that eats meat, is not considered edible except in extreme conditions.
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.