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Australian Bustard

(Ardeotis australis)
Alternative names: "Plains Turkey", "Wild Turkey", "Turkey", "Kori Bustard"
Aboriginal names: "mantaba", "murranudda", "boorawa", "burrawa", "cooraki", "kipara", "kyogle", "nanatee", "nanundi", "numerkah", "pooranna", "ballala"

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)
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Taxonomy, classification

See Australian Bustard at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

(for details refer to a field guide)

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An Australian Bustard was seen 20 km South of Narrabri, on several occasions in November/December 2006, where it roosted on a palm tree. However the photo shown below was taken in captivity.


Frontal view of an Australian Bustard in captivity

These pages are largely based on our own observations. For more salient facts on any bird species please refer to a field guide.