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Great Bustard (Otis tarda)

Great Bustard (Otis tarda)

Great Bustard (Otis tarda)

Class: Aves
Family: Otididae
Common Name: Great Bustard
Genus: Otis
Species Name: tarda

About The Great Bustard

A tall bird, the great bustard has a grey head and neck, and a brown back barred with black (2). The underparts are white with males developing a reddish-brown breast band that gets bigger with age (2) (5). The great bustard has an upright stance when walking, and flies with regular and powerful wing beats (2).

Rights Holder: Wildscreen

Trips Where Observed

Svalbard, Canary Islands, and Spain

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