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Australian Bustard

(Ardeotis australis)
Alternate name(s): "Plains Turkey", "Wild Turkey", "Turkey", "Kori Bustard"
Aboriginal name(s): Race "australis": "mantaba", "murranudda", "boorawa" ("burrawa"), "cooraki", "kipara", "kyogle", "nanatee", "nanundi", "numerkah", "pooranna", "ballala", "kio", "gumblegubbin" "bebilya", "kooli", "wabanga", "bibilerak", "barado" (WA)

Size: 80 cm - 1.3 m; wing span up to 2.3 m
Weight: 6.3 kg (male; average), 4.3-12.75 kg (female)
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Australian Bustard at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

MALE

Close-up lateral view of a male Australian Bustard (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Near Karumba, QLD, November 2012]

Lateral view of a male Australian Bustard in open grassland
[Near Narrabri, NSW, July 2014]

Dorsal view of a male Australian Bustard in open grassland
[Near Narrabri, NSW, July 2014]

Frontal view of a male Australian Bustard in captivity

FEMALE

Full-frontal view of a female Australian Bustard (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Near Karumba, QLD, November 2012]

Lateral view of a female Australian Bustard (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Near Karumba, QLD, November 2012]

Lateral view of a female Australian Bustard (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Near Karumba, QLD, November 2012]

Lateral view of an Australian Bustard in flight
[Near Narrabri, NSW, July 2014]

Dorsal view of an Australian Bustard in flight (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[The Granites Gold Mine, inland NT, June 2015]

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