- Ardeotis arabs
Male 100 cm; female 75cm
- Sandy-brown upperparts, wings and centre tail feathers, finely marked with black
- White spots on wings
There are 4 subspecies1:
- A. a. lynesi - Probably extinct; Western Morocco
- A. a. stieberi - South-western Mauritania and Senegambia to north-eastern Sudan
- A. a. butleri - South Sudan; very rare (resident?) in northwestern Kenya
- A. a. arabs - Eritrea, northeastern Ethiopia, Djibouti, and northwestern Somalia; southwestern Saudi Arabia and western Yemen
Grassy plains, bush and savanna.
Their main diet consists of insects, which includes grasshoppers, crickets, locusts, beetles, caterpillars etc.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Collar, N., G. M. Kirwan, and E. F. J. Garcia (2020). Arabian Bustard (Ardeotis arabs), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.arabus1.01
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Arabian Bustard. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 12 April 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Arabian_Bustard