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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)
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

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

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

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

Frontal view of an Australian Bustard in captivity

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