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bus·tard

 (bŭs′tərd)
n.
Any of various large, long-legged Old World game birds of the family Otididae that nest on the ground and frequent dry grassy plains.

[Middle English, from blend of Old French bistarde and Old French oustarde, both from Latin avis tarda : avis, bird; see awi- in Indo-European roots + tarda, feminine of tardus, slow.]

bustard

(ˈbʌstəd)
n
(Animals) any terrestrial bird of the family Otididae, inhabiting open regions of the Old World: order Gruiformes (cranes, rails, etc). They have long strong legs, a heavy body, a long neck, and speckled plumage
[C15: from Old French bistarde, influenced by Old French oustarde, both from Latin avis tarda slow bird]

bus•tard

(ˈbʌs tərd)

n.
any of various chiefly terrestrial birds of the family Otididae, of the Old World and Australia.
[1425–75; late Middle English, appar. b. Middle French bistarde and oustarde, both < Latin avis tarda literally, slow bird]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bustard - large heavy-bodied chiefly terrestrial game bird capable of powerful swift flightbustard - large heavy-bodied chiefly terrestrial game bird capable of powerful swift flight; classified with wading birds but frequents grassy steppes
wader, wading bird - any of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food
great bustard, Otis tarda - largest European land bird
Choriotis australis, plain turkey - popular Australian game bird
Translations

bustard

[ˈbʌstəd] Navutarda f

bustard

nTrappe f
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There were sparrow hawks, with white breasts, and kestrels, and down the slopes scampered, with their long legs, several fine fat bustards.
Then I saw that the birds were a flock of /pauw/ or bustards, and that they would pass within fifty yards of my head.
Once a white-necked sea eagle soared screaming high over the traveller's head, and again a flock of brown bustards popped up from among the bracken, and blundered away in their clumsy fashion, half running, half flying, with strident cry and whirr of wings.
We may imagine that the early progenitor of the ostrich had habits like those of a bustard, and that as natural selection increased in successive generations the size and weight of its body, its legs were used more, and its wings less, until they became incapable of flight.
He added that the strategy for the resettlement of the bustards in the UAE, the Arabian Peninsula and other countries is implemented wherever these birds are spread within the centres of the International Fund for Houbara Conservation, whose Board of Directors is chaired by Gen Shaikh Mohammed.
LAHORE -- The federal government on Friday told the Lahore High Court (LHC) that no permits would be issued for hunting of houbara bustards in the country.
GUANGZHOU (CyHAN)- Twenty-two bustards, which are a rare, protected species, have been spotted on wetland along the Yellow River in central China's Henan Province, it was announced on Friday.
For instance, the court found that while the Balochistan Wildlife Protection Act requires the government to enforce the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) and the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), it also allowed a dignitary to hunt up to one hundred Houbara Bustards upon payment of a hunting fee of ten million rupees.
Differences in fecal androgen patterns of breeding and nonbreeding kori bustards (Ardeotis kori).
LAKKI MARWAT -- The wildlife team foiled a bid to smuggle precious birds to Afghanistan and seized houbara bustards and grey partridges from two birds smugglers on Bannu DI Khan road on Saturday.
WHILE the government has launched campaigns to save the Great Indian Bustards, a species listed as critically endangered, the wildlife board has recommended clearing of its key habitats.
Abu Dhabi -- Sir Bani Yas, the award-winning nature and wildlife island reserve located in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi's western region, has welcomed 20 Houbara Bustards (Chlamydotis undulata macqueenii) to its thrilling wildlife population.