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Kori Bustard - South Africa

The largest flying land bird. They are usually seen in pairs when the males' greater size can be appreciated. As can be seen in this image, the throat pouch has...
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The largest flying land bird. They are usually seen in pairs when the males' greater size can be appreciated. As can be seen in this image, the throat pouch has been inflated, which is part of the male's courtship display. The male Kori Bustard is 120 to 150 cm (3.9 to 4.9 ft), stands 71–120 cm (2.33–3.9 ft) tall and have a wingspan about 230 to 275 cm (7.5 to 9.02 ft). On average, male birds weigh between 10.9–16 kg (24–35 lb), averaging 13.5 kg (30 lb) but exceptional birds may weigh up to 20 kg (44 lb). Females are similar in plumage but are much smaller, often weighing 2-3 times less than the male.
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ChrisKIELY
 
ChrisKIELY June 11, 2013
A wonderful capture Brian!

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