Kori Bustard

Ardeotis kori

Kori Bustard, Ardeotis kori, photo © by Michael Plagens

Maasai Mara, Kenya. Oct. 2016.

Bustards are large, heavily built birds that move mostly by walking and running on the ground. They hunt for small prey like lizards and grasshoppers, but also eat seeds and shoots. The Kori Bustard is the largest and heaviest in the bustard family. It is relatively uncommon in Kenya and much of Africa in open, semi-arid or seasonally dry habitats.

Otitidae -- Bustard Family


  • Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Zimmerman et al.
  • Birds of East Africa by Stevenson and Fanshawe

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Kenya Natural History

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