Ardeotis kori is a large, ground-dwelling bird with a long neck and legs. It has a grey-brown plumage, a white face, and a black crown. It is found in dry savannas, grasslands, and open woodlands in Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Its lifespan is up to 20 years and its current population is estimated to be between 100,000 and 1 million individuals.
Name Origin: The scientific name of the Ardeotis kori, also known as the Kori Bustard, is derived from the Greek words 'ardea' meaning 'heron' and 'otis' meaning 'bustard'. This is due to the bird's resemblance to both herons and bustards. The species name 'kori' is derived from the Afrikaans word 'koorhaan', which translates to 'bustard'.
Related Species: Ardea cinerea, Ardea alba, Ardea goliath, Ardea purpurea