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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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Translations

bustard

[ˈbʌstəd] Navutarda f
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bustard

nTrappe f
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'Seven or eight species that are critically endangered are three types of vultures [the red-headed, slender billed and white-rumped vultures], the giant and white-shouldered ibis, as well as the Bengal florican and yellow-breasted bunting.'
These include Asiatic Cheetah, Long Billed Vulture, Hawksbill Turtle, Kashmir Grey Langur and Indus Dolphin as well as prominent birds like Houbara Bustard and Lesser Florican. The International Union for Conservation of Nature has put 37 species of mammals at the risk of being extinct completely.
INDIA'S mammoth economic development juggernaut is taking a toll on the country's biodiversity, putting at risk various species of birds and animals such as great Indian bustard, Bengal florican, houbara, Nicobar megapode, golden jackal, Indian fox and nilgai.
Instead of toucan, florican bustard, red ibis and blue crow - a few of the exotica used to create wonderfully coloured and named flies - this hair-winged one was made from a stoat's tail and, appropriately, called that.
The seasonally flooded grasslands are home to 11 species of threatened bird, including the Bengal florican, whose population has declined by 44 per cent in seven years due to habitat loss.
- Populations of six critically endangered birds inhabit sites in Cambodia-the white-shouldered ibis, giant ibis, Bengal florican, and three vulture species.