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:
One of the great things about WordPress is the little calendar that shows you the days on which you’ve posted. One of the bad things about it is looking at that same calendar and seeing how sad and empty it looks. -_- To get myself back into the swing of posting, I’ve decided to start an Alphabet challenge. Hopefully I can kick-start myself into a blogging groove again with this. Below I’ll list each day, the letter, and as I pick my topic, I’ll come back here and add it. The one day that I probably won’t post on is June 8th. Blasted GRE. If I absolutely cannot find an animal or drug or something that follows the days letter, I’ll get creative.