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Kori Bustard

Ardeotis kori

Description:

Kori Bustards spend most of their time on the ground, though can forage occasionally in low bushes and trees. Being a large and heavy bird, it avoids flying if possible. This bustard is a watchful and wary bird. Their behavior varies however, and they are usually very shy, running or crouching at the first sign of danger; at other times they can be completely fearless of humans. This large bird has a loud, booming mating call which is often uttered just before dawn and can be heard from far away. - Wikipedia

Notes:

Spotted at Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania and according to our guide it is the heaviest bird that can fly.

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2 Comments

Jinki Afrika
Jinki Afrika 9 years ago

@Sydes: Thanks for the clarification. That makes sense.

C.Sydes
C.Sydes 9 years ago

I believe the Kori Bustard holds the record for the heaviest bird to fly, in terms of the ratio of weight to wing area

Jinki Afrika
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Jinki Afrika

Arusha, Tanzania

Spotted on Nov 17, 2012
Submitted on Nov 17, 2012

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