- Ardeotis kori
Male 120 cm (47¼ in); female 90 cm (35½ in)
- Grey plumage
- Black wings
- White wing panel with black spots
- Black crest
- Yellow legs
Disjunctly distributed in north-eastern and southern Africa.
There are 2 subspecies1:
- A. k. struthiunculus:
- A. k. kori:
They have a very varied diet, consisting of snails, insects, seeds, berries, bulbs and acacia gum.
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.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Collar, N. and E. F. J. Garcia (2020). Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori), 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.korbus1.01
- The Website of Everything
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Kori Bustard. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 18 May 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Kori_Bustard