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Kori Bustard

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Photo by gerwinEtosha, Namibia, August 2008
Photo by gerwin
Etosha, Namibia, August 2008
Ardeotis kori


[edit] Identification

110 cm long, 60-90cm tall

  • Grey plumage
  • Black crest
  • Yellow legs

[edit] Distribution

Disjunctly distributed in north-eastern and southern Africa.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies1

  • A. k. struthiunculus:
  • A. k. kori:

[edit] Habitat

Arid grasslands.

[edit] Behaviour

Displaying malePhoto by DoriMNgorongoro, Tanzania, April 2006
Displaying male
Photo by DoriM
Ngorongoro, Tanzania, April 2006

[edit] Breeding

The ground nest is built by the female who also incubates the eggs. She may not eat for several days. When the chicks hatch, the mother brings soft food.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at

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