Flashcards in Kori Bustard Deck (35)
What two bustards are considered to be the heaviest flying birds?
The kori bustard and the great bustard.
How many times heavier is the male kori bustard than the female?
Twice as heavy.
True or false? Kori bustards are monogamous.
False. Male kori bustards will breed with as may females as possible.
True or false? Male kori bustards do not participate in raising the young.
Where do kori bustards lay their eggs?
Shallow ground depressions disguised by brush or trees.
What is the conservation status of the kori bustard?
What is the range and habitat of the kori bustard?
It is found throughout Southern Africa in scrubs, savannas, and grasslands.
Why do kori bustards not live in forests?
They require a lot of space to take off.
Why do kori bustards follow herds of herbivores and fires?
To pick food out of the short grasses.
Are young male kori bustards larger than adult females?
Besides size, how does the female kori bustard differ from the male?
She has a slimmer neck and legs, as well as less black on her crest.
How many subspecies of kori bustard are there?
How tall is the kori bustard?
How Long is the kori bustard?
How much do kori bustards weigh?
Up to 40 pounds.
What is the wingspan of the kori bustard?
How much of the kori bustard's time is spent on the ground?
How many reports have there been of kori bustards at the tops of trees?
What will kori bustards do at the first sign of danger?
Run or crouch.
True or false? Kori bustards will fly great distances when disturbed.
False. They will usually land again within sight.
Kori bustards do not have a preen gland. How do they keep clean?
They produce a powder down, take dust baths, and sun bathe.
When does the kori bustard make its mating call? What does its call sound like?
It will make a loud booming call just before dawn.
What are the kori bustard's occasional nomadic movements influenced by?
When is the kori bustard active?
It forages in the morning and evening. It spends the afternoon sitting in the shade.
What sound does the kori bustard make when alarmed?
Are kori bustards social?
Yes, they are usually found in small groups. They are often solitary in the breeding season except for pairs.
What do kori bustards eat?
Insects, small mammals, reptiles, small birds, eggs, seeds, grasses, carrion, and berries.
What is lek mating?
It is when many males gather together and show off in an effort to impress groups of females.
How does the male kori bustard impress the female?
He puffs up his throat and makes a loud booming noise.
How do male kori bustards fight?
They will stand tall and peck each other.
True or false, lesser male kori bustards will not display when the alpha male is around.
How many eggs does the kori bustard lay?
What does the female kori bustard do if a predator approaches her at the nest?
She will sit tight until the very last second.
What are some threats to the kori bustard?
Hunting, habitat loss, insecticides, and collisions with power lines.