Australian Bustard

The male is up to 1.2 m tall with a 2.3 m wingspan. The average weight for males is 7.5 kg . The female is quite a bit smaller at 80 cm tall and 3 kg in weight but is similarly coloured. The back, wings and tail are dull brown, with mottled black and white markings on the wing coverts. The neck and head appear dull white and the crown black. Legs are yellow to cream coloured.

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The Australian Bustard is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

The Australian Bustard, Ardeotis australis, is a large ground bird of grassland, woodland and open agricultural country across northern Australia and southern New Guinea. It is also commonly referred to in Central Australia as the Bush Turkey, particularly by Aboriginal people. The male is up to 1.2 m (47 in) tall with a 2.3 m (7 ft 7 in) wingspan. The average weight for males is 7.5 kg (17 lb). More

Australian Bustard Size: 80-130cm Habitat: Found in all states excepting Tas, this bird frequents paddocks and grasslands, feeds on insects, small animals and plants. Notes: Grey-white bird with brown wings, black breast band and black crown. Males are larger than females.Breeds irregularly. For more information on Australian Bustard see references. Images have been uploaded in low resolution for storage efficiency, ( they do not reflect the true image quality). Original images are high quality photographic files. More

The Australian bustard is Australia's heaviest flying bird. It is an icon of the Australian outback where it is more commonly known as the bush or plains turkey. It is also culturally and spiritually significant to Aboriginal people, who prize it as a favourite bush tucker. This book provides the first complete overview of the biology of the Australian bustard, based on the first major study of the species. More

Australian Bustard is the perfect book for natural history enthusiasts. More

* Australian Bustard, Ardeotis australis * Genus: Chlamydotis * Houbara Bustard, Chlamydotis undulata, subspecies undulata and fuertaventurae * Canarian Houbara, Chlamydotis undulata fuertaventurae * Macqueen's Bustard, Chlamydotis macqueenii * Genus: Neotis * Ludwig's Bustard, Neotis ludwigii More

Australian bustard ( Choriotis australis ); - called Planets via Microlensing: 9, 1999 Phone: (219) 631-8297,8298 E-mail: gman@bustard.phys.nd ... Texas - Two international (1971a; 1971b; Bellairs, 1971; Budowski, 1971; Bustard, 1971b ...: Bustard, HR 1971a. Crocodiles in Australia, p. 34-40. In: Proceedings of the First David Mark's 2003 World Bird List (576 species total worldwide in ... More

Australian Bustard (Ardeotis australis) Home Page Home Page previous 1 of 19 next File Name & Identifier australian_bustard_99577.psd ID: 99577 Description Photo of Australian Bustard walking along a road. More

The Australian Bustard is one of Australia's largest birds. The male is up to 1.2 m (47 in) tall with a 2.3 m (7 ft 7 in) wingspan. The average weight for males is 7.5 kg (17 lb). The female is quite a bit smaller at 80 cm (31 in) tall and 3 kg (6.6 lb) in weight but is similarly coloured. The largest male was shot just outside Victoria and was 14.5 kg (32 lb). More

Australian Bustard (Ardeotis australis) - * Family: Otididae (Bustards) * Class: Birds Australian Bustard DESCRIPTION Bustards, which weigh 14 kg, are the heaviest flying birds in Australia, and amongst the heaviest in the world. These huge birds stand 120 cm tall, with a wingspan of around 2 m. More

The Australian Bustard is a unique bird that lives a nomadic life; they are omnivorous and eat insects, small vertebrates and plant material. They seek areas that are abundant with food after periods of rain, and they can also go for long periods without drinking in times of drought. Breeding time for this amazing bird is aligned closely with rain – specifically the amount that falls, how long it lasts and the intensity of the fall. More

See all of Australian bustard, no other writeups in this node. (thing) by lucychili Wed Mar 24 2010 at 11:04:06 Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Gruiformes Family: Otididae Genus: Ardeotis Species: Ardeotis australis Ardeotis australis is a large ground bird of grassland, woodland and open agricultural country across northern Australia. It is a mainly grey-brown bird, speckled with dark markings. More

Female Australian Bustard , Ardeotis australis. Bustards were once common throughout Australia in suitable habitat. They are now considered to be rare over most of their former range. Unlike most of Australia's wildlife that has become rare, extinct or endangered in the last 200 years from loss of habitat the Bustard has been put in a precarious position by over hunting. Unfortunately they do not perceive people in motor cars as being a threat and hunters can drive right up to them. More

Image: Australian Bustard chick Illustration - Add comment Add tags Australian Bustard chick Illustration Description Australian Bustards are tall birds that live on open grassy plains and low shrubby areas in northern Australia. They have a long white neck and the top of their head is black. More

The Australian Bustard is a large, ground dwelling bird of open country across the arid regions of Australia, being highly nomadic, prompted by resources, seasonality and local conditions. The species is also listed as ‘Endangered’ in NSW under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995. More

shot of the Australian Bustard, one of our larger birds. This is one species I have yet to see in the wild. A few years ago a friend phoned me saying he had one in the paddock near their house, but by the time I drove there - some ten minutes away - it had flown. It is certainly not common in our district. Australian Bustards - also called the Plains Turkey or Wild Turkey - is a large bird of inland areas of Australia. More

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The Australian Bustard is a very large, heavy-bodied, ground-dwelling bird up to one m tall. The larger male has a wingspan of up to 2.3 m. It has a stately, erect posture, prominent black cap, and long legs. The head, neck and breast are white, with dark grey specks. The upper surface of the wings and tail are brown with fine dark patterns. There is a bold black and white patch on the lower edge of the wing. More

* Australian bustard, Ardeotis australis * black-bellied bustard, Lissotis melanogaster * buff-crested bustard, Lophotis gindiana * Denham's bustard, Neotis denhami * great bustard, Otis tarda * great Indian bustard, Ardeotis nigriceps * Hartlaub's bustard, Lissotis hartlaubii * Heuglin's bustard, Neotis heuglinii * Houbara bustard, Chlamydotis undulata * Kori bustard, Ardeotis More

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Order : Gruiformes
Family : Otididae
Genus : Ardeotis
Species : australis
Authority : (Gray, 1829)