Australian Bustard (Ardeotis australis)

…a large (although it is the smallest species in its genus) species of bustard (Otididae) which inhabits grassland, woodland, and open agricultural country throughout northern Australia and southern New Guinea. Like other bustard species Australian bustards are nomadic with populations following rains and food sources. Australian bustards are omnivorous and will feed on a wide range of foods which include seeds, fruits, insects, other invertebrates, lizards, and occasionally young birds and small mammals. 


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Images: Christopher Watson and Glen Fergus