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Little Bustard

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Breeding malePhoto by Steve Fletcher Near Santa Marta de Magasca, Extremadura, Spain
Breeding male
Photo by Steve Fletcher
Near Santa Marta de Magasca, Extremadura, Spain
Tetrax tetrax


[edit] Identification

45 cm long with a 90 cm wingspan

  • Small head on long neck
  • Long legged
  • Brown above and white below

Breeding Male

  • Grey face
  • Black neck with white "V" below throat
  • White band on upper breast

Female is marked darker below than the male
Immature birds resemble females.

[edit] Distribution

Non-breedingPhoto by john-henry Extremadura, Spain
Photo by john-henry
Extremadura, Spain

Europe and Asia.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Open grassland.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Diet includes seeds, insects and other small creatures.

[edit] Breeding

No nest is made; females lay 3 to 5 eggs on the ground.

[edit] Vocalisation

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[edit] References

  1. 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
  2. Wikipedia
  3. Collins Field Guide 5th Edition

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