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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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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.
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.
ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court has referred the petition from members of parliament seeking permission for hunting of Houbara Bustard on limited scale to Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) for constitution of larger bench of the court to hear the case.
That's why news that a demonstration in Pakistan demanding the end a ban on Hunting the houbara bustard might make you do a double-take.
ISLAMABAD -- The federal government on Wednesday filed a review petition in the Supreme Court against ban on hunting Houbara Bustard.
Earlier last month 42-year old heroin addict Paul Bustard was jailed after admitting a charge of manslaughter.
Abstract: A 22-year-old, wild-caught male kori bustard (Ardeotis kori) developed a large, slow-growing subcutaneous mass over the keel.
During nakabandi at Wanda Banochi and Ghoriwala checkpoints on Bannu-DI Khan road the team recovered two houbara bustard from Jamal Umar resident of Khost (Afghanistan) and 24 grey partridges from Rafiullah resident of Mandan (Bannu) , he maintained.
Islamabad: The Pakistani Supreme Court on Wednesday banned the hunting of the houbara bustard and other endangered birds.
The National Board for Wildlife has given a green signal an irrigation project inside the Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary in Maharashtra.