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kori_bustard just a kori bustard Ardeotis kori,Geotagged,Kori bustard,Summer,Tanzania,africa,bird,serengeti Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. "just"....I believe they are quite awesome, and pretty large as well :) Posted 4 years ago
    1. yea...such a strange looking bird...think it was about 3 feet tall...maybe not quite, but looked pretty big none the less. Posted 4 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. Male kori bustards, which can be more than twice as heavy than.. more

Similar species: Crane-like Birds
Species identified by aloaaron
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Uploaded May 3, 2015. Captured Mar 19, 2015 12:34 in Mara, Tanzania.
  • PENTAX K-50
  • f/7.1
  • 1/800s
  • ISO400
  • 300mm