Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52274

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Gruiformes
Family:Otididae
Genus:Choriotis
Genus species:Choriotis kori

Animal Characteristics

Height:1.2 m
Weight:22.7 kg
Identification:The kori bustard has dull gray to brown feathers, white undersides, and a brown feather topknot.
Habitat:Grasslands and semi-deserts
Diet:Omnivore: plants, insects, small mammals, snakes
Reproduction:The female can lay up to 14 eggs for each season. She cares for them on her own. Fledging occurs at 56 weeks.
Kori bustards can be found in small groups.
Behavior:Kori bustards are diurnal.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Although kori bustards are capable of flight, scientists are considering classifying them as flightless birds because they spent so much time on the ground.

Other Information

Geographic:Eastern Africa
Southern Africa
Date:1971-11 Subjects:Kori bustard
upland ground bird
Bustards
Gruiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata