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Latin name

 

Ardeotis kori

Family

 

Ground birds

Size

 

Length 1,35 m

Weight

 

16,5 kg

Colour

 

Greyish brown above, greyer on neck; belly white; neck and breast finely barred; crown black with short crest behind.

Appearance

 

Denham's and Ludwig's bustards, but larger and without chest nut coloration on hindneck; looks rather like small ostrich, but with thick, feathered neck.

Habitat

 

Karoo, semi-desert and thornveld.