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Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori)

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The Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori) is a large bird native to Africa. It is a member of the bustard family. It may be the heaviest bird capable of flight. The male Kori Bustard averages about 110 cm (3.6 ft) in length, stands 60–90 cm (2.0–3.0 ft) tall and have a wingspan about cm 230 to 275 cm (7.5 to 9.02 ft). An average male bird would weigh about 12.4 kg (27 lb). This is a large and heavy bird, and it avoids flying if possible. It spends most of its time on the ground, foraging for the seeds and lizards which make up most of its diet.
Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori), Etosha National Park, Namibia, Africa
Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400 mm at 270 mm, 1/250 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 320
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