Great Bustard
Otis tarda

– very large bird, size much bigger than a stork
– non-migratory in most parts but diurnal migrant in the east
– migrates singly or in small to large loose flocks


Great Bustard Otis t. tarda, M AD
BIF0868, 05/08/2007, Fiener Bruch, Germany, Mathias Putze

Great Bustard Otis t. tarda, M AD
BIF0869, 05/08/2007, Fiener Bruch, Germany, Mathias Putze

Great Bustard Otis t. tarda, M AD
BIF0870, 05/08/2007, Fiener Bruch, Germany, Mathias Putze

Great Bustard Otis t. tarda, M AD
BIF0871, 05/08/2007, Fiener Bruch, Germany, Mathias Putze

Great Bustard Otis t. tarda, M AD
BIF0872, 05/08/2007, Fiener Bruch, Germany, Mathias Putze

Great Bustard Otis t. tarda, F, M IMM
BIF1559, 26/12/2015, Havelland, Germany, Mathias Putze

Great Bustard Otis t. tarda, F, M IMM
BIF1560, 26/12/2015, Havelland, Germany, Mathias Putze

Great Bustard Otis tarda dybowskii, M
BIF1561, 03/06/2011, Numrog, Mongolia, Mathias Putze

voice: nonvocal during dispersal/migration

comparison species: unmistakable

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