The kori bustard (Ardeotis kori) is the largest flying bird native to Africa. It is a member of the bustard family, which all belong to the order Gruiformes and are restricted in distribution to the Old World. It is one of the four species (ranging from Africa to India to Australia) in the large-bodied Ardeotis genus. In fact, the male kori bustard may be the heaviest living animal capable of flight.

This species, like most bustards, is a ground-dwelling bird and an opportunistic omnivore. Male kori bustards, which can be more than twice as heavy as the female, attempt to breed with as many females as possible and then take no part in the raising of the young. The nest is a shallow hollow in the earth, often disguised by nearby obstructive objects such as trees. The specific epithet kori is derived from the Tswana name for this bird - Kgori.



Kori Bustard
Date Location Count
2021-07-05 08:09Etosha NP (Oshana Province)1
2021-07-03 16:04Etosha NP--Okaukuejo Camp5
2021-07-04 07:56Etosha NP--Gemsbokvlakte1
2021-07-02 07:36Etosha NP--Okevi Loop1
2021-07-02 08:07Etosha NP--Fischer's Pan Loop2
2021-07-02 15:33Etosha NP--Chudop6
2021-07-09 15:19Moremi Game Reserve--South Gate
2021-07-19 06:36Chobe NP--A33 (Ngoma to Kasane)1
2021-06-27 13:46Zambezi NP--Chamabonda Vlei1
2021-07-02 15:07Kgalagadi TFCA--Samevloeiing Pan1
2021-07-08 15:45Kuruman Nature Reserve2
2021-07-07 07:00Serengeti NP--Moru Kopjes
2021-07-06 07:00Serengeti NP--Seronera
2021-07-10 08:33Serengeti NP--Visitor Center1
2021-07-04 14:00Serengeti NP
2021-07-18 08:53Ngorongoro Conservation Area--Ngorongoro Crater2
2021-06-27 16:53Khama Rhino Sanctuary
2021-06-26 09:02Nairobi NP1
2021-07-13 06:30Samburu NR--Elephant Bedroom Camp
2021-07-09 12:12Buffalo Springs NR--Buffalo Springs Lodge1
2021-07-17 09:23Engikaret Lark Plains--Acacia Scrub to South1
2021-07-12 10:30Amboseli NP2
2021-07-24 07:08AA Amboseli lodge4
2021-07-06 08:00Tsavo East NP--Lugards Falls2
2021-07-17 14:16Tsavo East NP--southern section
2021-06-26 16:31Manyeleti Game Reserve1
2021-07-14 09:18Kwandwe Private Game Reserve2