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Kori Bustard

Ardeotis kori

Description:

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. The Kori Bustard is mostly grey in color, with a black crest on its head and yellow legs. Kori Bustards are often found with bee-eaters riding on their backs as they stride through the grass. The bee-eaters make the most of their walking perch by hawking insects from the bustard's back that are disturbed by the bustard's wandering. This is a large and heavy bird, and it avoids flying if possible. It spends most of its time on the ground, foraging for the seeds and lizards which make up most of its diet.

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4 Comments

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 2 months ago

Hi Neil - really great shot of Kori, loved it. I stumbled upon your spottings by chance, and took some liberty to include this one in few relevant missions. Hope you don't mind my intervention. Cheers

SherriDamlo
SherriDamlo 10 years ago

Wow, very intriguing!

CynthiaMHori
CynthiaMHori 10 years ago

very very cool. Makes me want to travel and see them

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Very interesting and a good picture.

NeilHarris
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NeilHarris

Oshikoto Region, Namibia

Spotted on Jun 27, 2008
Submitted on Feb 24, 2011

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