Bustards are large terrestrial birds that are found in dry open country and steppes in the Old World (includes Europe, Asia, and Africa).
Bustards have strong legs and big toes. They have long broad wings with “fingered” wingtips.
Bustards are omnivorous and nest on the ground.
- Great Bustard, Otis tarda
- Arabian Bustard, Ardeotis arabs
- Kori Bustard, Ardeotis kori
- Great Indian Bustard, Ardeotis nigriceps
- Australian Bustard, Ardeotis australis
- Houbara Bustard, Chlamydotis undulata
- MacQueen’s Bustard, Chlamydotis macqueenii
- Black-bellied Bustard, Lissotis melanogaster
- Hartlaub’s Bustard, Lissotis hartlaubii
- Ludwig’s Bustard, Neotis ludwigii
- Denham’s Bustard, Neotis denhami
- Heuglin’s Bustard, Neotis heuglinii
- Nubian Bustard, Neotis nuba
- White-bellied Bustard, Eupodotis senegalensis
- Blue Bustard, Eupodotis caerulescens
- Karoo Bustard, Eupodotis vigorsii
- Rueppell’s Bustard, Eupodotis rueppellii
- Little Brown Bustard, Eupodotis humilis
- Savile’s Bustard, Lophotis savilei
- Buff-crested Bustard, Lophotis gindiana
- Red-crested Bustard or Red-crested Korhaans Lophotis ruficrista
- Black Bustard, Afrotis afra
- White-quilled Bustard, Afrotis afraoides
- Bengal Florican, Houbaropsis bengalensis
- Lesser Florican (Sypheotides indica) is a large bird in the bustard family. It breeds in Pakistan, and is a rare summer visitor in Nepal. It has a very small, declining population, primarily a result of loss and degradation of its grassland habitat. In their breeding display, the male jumps into the air above the grass level.
- Little Bustard, Tetrax tetrax
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