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Kori Bustard

Ardeotis kori


The day that started really bad, but quickly changed the sides of a coin (see my previous Martial Eagle spotting for details), it ended gloriously, with an unplanned invitation to "chase" the Kori in sunset (thank you Theo)... Kori bustard is a large, easily recognised, ground-dwelling bird of Africa. Some sources state that Kori is the heaviest flying bird - it does fly, but reluctantly. The male is about 1,20 m in height, with brown body and black-and-white pattern on wings, grey legs, long and massive grey neck and blackish crown


Seen in Kunene region of Namibia (northwest), arid open acacia tree-and-shrub landscape. Very dry (but still magnificent and rich in wildlife) at the moment, following a three-year dry-spell.

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1 Comment

SukanyaDatta 4 weeks ago

Well worth the chase.great catch.

Zlatan Celebic
Spotted by
Zlatan Celebic

Kunene Region, Namibia

Lat: -19.13, Long: 13.64

Spotted on Mar 11, 2020
Submitted on Mar 12, 2020

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