great bustard

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largest European land bird


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The Great Bustard Otis tarda is the heaviest extant flying bird, it ranges across central and southern Europe, Western Russia and some temperate areas of central and eastern Asia to the Pacific, occupying open steppe grasslands and extensively cultivated fields (Del Hoyo et al.
Great Bustard numbers are not just declining in Iran, as the bird is globally categorized as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
I think within a couple of years we could see a self-sustaining population of about 50 or so birds,' says David Waters, director of the Great Bustard Group.
An increase in the UK great bustard population from 15 birds to approximately 50 birds;
The study has shown that great bustard males achieve greater reproductive success and avoid "dangerous" and "unnecessary" confrontations due to the extent of development of their plumage.
Great bustards are birds of steppes and other grasslands.
Conservationists are thrilled after finding a nest containing two eggs of the rare great bustard.
THE re-introduction into Britain of the great bustard, the world's heaviest flying bird, is proving a success, according to the scheme's boss.
The great bustard, the world's heaviest flying bird, is now found in northern Europe and parts of Spain.
Former police officer David Waters from Wiltshire, who has already invested u40,000 in the project, is planning to bring Great Bustard chicks from Russia to the UK.
Once a common sight on European farmlands, the handsome great bustard is now one of the most endangered species in the world.
I was sad to read that the Great Bustard will never flap its wings in Britain again.
He dined on great bustard (an ancestor of our turkey), rabbit, shellfish, olives, tomatoes, roast pistachio nuts and the odd grilled tortoise.
The Abravski Nature Reserve, whose diverse landscape provides a home to the endemic Asian wild ass and the Great Bustard bird, is especially at risk.
During the last century, the global population of the Great Bustard (Otis tarda) has decreased and this species is now considered vulnerable.