Kenya Birds

Kori Bustard


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Kori Bustard

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Ardeotis kori

Other Names

  English Large Bustard   French Outarde kori   German Riesentrappe   Spanish Avutarda Kori   Swedish Koritrapp   Dutch Reuzentrap   Italian Otarda di Kori

World: There are 2 disjunct populations in Africa. In the ne it is found in Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya and n Tanzania. The 2nd population is south of 15°S

Kenya: Found on grassland up to 2000m. Most numerous in the Rift Valley and absent from agricultural areas and those with thick bush, woodland or forest

Weighing in at 18kg and reaching up to 50" (128 cm) in length this truly is a big bustard! The fact this it is not flightless may come as a surprise to some people (it certainly did to us!). In fact the Kori Bustard is just about the heaviest flying bird there is

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