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
2020-03-12 17:00Etosha NP (Oshana Province)1
2020-03-13 13:00Etosha NP--Halali Camp2
2020-03-14 16:15Etosha NP--Namutoni Camp1
2020-03-15 08:30Etosha NP--Fischer's Pan Loop1
2020-03-17 16:36Daan Viljoen Game Park1
2020-03-11 08:00Kgalagadi TFCA--Nossob Camp10
2020-03-18 13:44Maasai Mara NR--Aruba Mara Camp & Talek Gate1
2020-03-09 12:00Serengeti NP1
2020-03-18 09:40El Sod Crater Rim2
2020-03-22 06:23Engikaret Lark Plains12
2020-03-16 06:00Liben Plain2
2020-03-15 09:30Amboseli NP2
2020-03-09Kruger NP--Lower Sabie to Crocodile Bridge (Gomodwane Rd, H4-2)1