Southern Kori (Ardeotis kori ssp. kori)

Bustards are very large birds, and the southern kori is the largest flying bird in Africa. They have a wingspan of up to 275 cm (9 ft) and up to 20 kg (44 lb) in weight. Not surprisingly you will mostly see it walking and only occasionally see it in flight. Seeing this huge bird in the air is a magnificent view.

It is in a slow decline due to human presence, but is far from being in the situation of the Indian bustard (Ardeotis nigriceps), which is now critically endangered. Many have fallen victim to power lines there.

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