Archive for 'Otididae'

Southern Kori (Ardeotis kori ssp. kori)

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 […]

Kori bustard (Ardeotis kori)

This is an amazing bird, one of the largest flying bird species on the planet. Yet you rarely see it fly, but when you do it’s very clear how large this species is. The species is near threatened, so doing better than its Eurasian cousin the great bustard (Otis tarda), which is vulnerable. Hopefully it […]

Rüppell’s Korhaan (Eupodotis rueppellii)

Bustards blend in perfectly with the desert landscape and in withered vegetation, and often not seen unless they are moving. It sounds like this: