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Great Bustard

(Otis tarda)
German name(s): "Großtrappe"
Size: 90-105 cm (male), 75-85 cm (female);
wing span: 2.1-2.4 m (male), 1.7-1.9 m (female)
Weight: 8-16 kg (male), 3.5-5 kg (female)
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Great Bustard at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sex unknown

Dorsal view of 3 Great Bustards in flight (photo courtesy of J. Pires)
[Vale Goncalinho, Castro Verde, Beja, Portugal, October 2022]

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