GRUIFORMES: Otididae

Ardeotis australis  

Australian Bustard (Ardeotis australis)
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© Geoff Walker 2013
Maryfarms, QLD (Sep, 2013)

Having lost a battle with a rival male, the Australian Bustard lived to fight another day, but was left with his pride wounded and feeling rather deflated by the whole experience.

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