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MacQueen's Bustard

(Chlamydotis macqueenii)
Alternate name(s): (Formerly) "Asian Houbara"
Size: 55-65 cm; wing span: 1.3-1.5 m
Weight: 1.2-3.2 kg
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See MacQueen's Bustard at Wikipedia .

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Range, habitat

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Sex unknown

Because of the poor quality of the photo taken, we show here not only a sharpened version, but also the original photo, with its original metadata. The identification of the bird was confirmed by an expert.

Distant near-dorsal view of a MacQueen's Bustard in flight; click on image to see the original photo
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, December 2009]

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