great bustard

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Noun1.great bustard - largest European land birdgreat bustard - largest European land bird    
bustard - large heavy-bodied chiefly terrestrial game bird capable of powerful swift flight; classified with wading birds but frequents grassy steppes
genus Otis, Otis - type genus of the Otididae: European bustard
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In addition to mammals, 217 bird species and subspecies such as Levant sparrow hawk, great white pelican, dalmatian pelican, white-tailed eagle, lammergeyer, short-toed eagle, great bustard and little bustard can be found in Nakhchivan.
Some countries in Europe such as Hungary have taken giant strides and placed electricity cables underground and in so doing have reduced the mortality of endangered species such as the Great Bustard, one of the largest birds capable of flight.
The sighting took place in a location the birds used to frequent.A great bustard, a large bird, was spotted near Banov village near Nitrianska pahorkatina after 30 years.
During the period from January 26th to February 3rd, 2013, the time budget and rhythm of wintering behaviors of Great Bustard (Otis tarda) was studied with instantaneous-scanning method in the intersection area of the Yellow River, the Wei River and the Luo River located at the middle reaches of Yellow River basin of China.
The population of the Great Bustard in Iran has reached a critical level with fewer than 50 birds remaining across the country.
A close relationship (100% identity) was observed between the flamingo poxvirus and isolates from great bustard (Hungary 2005), house sparrow (Morocco 2009), MacQueen's bustard (Morocco 2011), and Houbara bustard (Morocco 2010 and 2011), suggesting interspecies transmission as a possible source of infection.
The Great Bustard, one of the heaviest flying birds, migrates each year across Europe and Asia to its wintering grounds.
Another creature enjoying a resurgence is the great bustard. Growing up to a metre high, and weighing up to 21 kilograms, it's the world's heaviest flying animal.
Look at that great bustard - no, not the pasty survivalist, but the world's heaviest flying bird, which has returned to Britain after 180 years.
The study has shown that great bustard males achieve greater reproductive success and avoid "dangerous" and "unnecessary" confrontations due to the extent of development of their plumage.
A BID to reintroduce the great bustard to the UK has scored another success with four wild chicks hatching in this country so far this year, conservationists said.