Seen on the drive from Wits Rural Facility to Shingwedzi Camp
Seen on a game drive at Tamboti
Cairns and Tablelands 21Dec13
East Mary Road
A bustard walking in grass.
Bustards, including floricans and korhaans, are large and highly terrestrial birds mainly associated with dry open country and steppes in the Old World. They range in length from 40 to 150 cm (16 to 59 in). They make up the family Otididae (formerly known as Otidae). Bustards are omnivorous and opportunistic eating leaves, buds, seeds, fruit, small vertebrates, and invertebrates.