The kori bustard is a unique bird known for its heavy weight and limited flying ability. It prefers to stay on the ground and only takes flight when it feels threatened. Unlike most birds, the kori bustard drinks water by sucking it in, instead of scooping it up.Weighing between 11 to 19 kilograms, the kori bustard is considered the heaviest flying bird in the world.
It can be found in Eastern and Southern Africa, particularly in grasslands and savannahs. Despite their weight, these birds are able to fly, showcasing the remarkable adaptations of nature. They feed on plants, berries, snakes, and lizards, making their homes in these natural habitats.
The kori bustard’s ability to fly despite its size challenges our understanding of flight in birds and shows us the wonders of nature’s adaptations.