GRUIFORMES: Otididae

Ardeotis australis  

Australian Bustard (Ardeotis australis)
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© Geoff Walker 2009
Maryfarms, QLD (Sep, 2009)

This is the normal appearance of the bustard and is so different to when the male is displaying.

Australian Bustard (Ardeotis australis)

I am the greatest

Australian Bustard (Ardeotis australis)

Look at me, Look at me

Australian Bustard (Ardeotis australis)

Australian Bustard

Australian Bustard (Ardeotis australis)

The fight

Australian Bustard (Ardeotis australis)

The deflated loser

Australian Bustard (Ardeotis australis)

The winner takes all