Kori Bustard
Ardeotis kori
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The kori bustard is seen in the dry northern grasslands. It's numbers are declining due in part to the bird trade, hunting and declining habitat. The upper four photos (Olasiti, 6-06) are of an adult and 2 immatures, crossing dry grassland, then eating from the surface of small acacia trees: the adult appears to scrape something from the bark as the immature watches and then the immature moves to a different tree and follows the adult example. The flight photo is courtesy of Karoline Hornik (Serengeti, 10-10). All of the other photos were taken in Ngorongoro Crater. Click the photo above to see sixteen enlargements. Click the video link to the right to see a displaying bird, courtesy of Tom Nicholls.
 

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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-17 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Karoline Hornik, Ken Goodman, Tom Nicholls, Luc Grollie, Stuart Webb

Last Update this page: 12-05-16