Puffed daddy

African Birdlife|January - February 2020

Puffed daddy
The stately Kori Bustard Ardeotis kori is one of the most recognisable inhabitants of Africa’s savannas and deserts.
ANDREW McKECHNIE

As is characteristic of bustards, the species is polygynous and strongly sexually dimorphic; on average, males weigh more than twice as much as females. Kori Bustard males engage in elaborate breeding displays intended to make themselves irresistibly attractive to females within earshot of their booming display calls, but these displays are rarely witnessed by humans on account of the species’ retiring nature.

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