Alphabet Challenge :: K :: Kori bustard

Pitiful Posting and the Alphabet Challenge

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ARKive – Kori bustard photo – Ardeotis kori – G61719.

– Scientific Classification –


The Kori bustard, native to South Africa, is one of the heaviest flying birds (though they only fly when in serious danger) related to turkeys, condors and swans. They live in open grasslands and semi-deserts. Kori bustards forage on foot for insects, small rodents and lizards and vegetation such as seeds and wild melons. They have been known to inhabit recently burnt areas to feed on the new shoots and fleeing animals. In addition, they follow around herds of animals to feed on the disrupted insects. The species is polygamous so the male has no investment in parental care.
The following video shows a Kori Bustard taking flight to escape an Impala:
And here taking on some warthogs:
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