The Kori Bustard is a large species of bustard found across parts of southern Africa and separately in parts of eastern Africa. They prefer open habitats like grassland, savanna, farm fields, and scrubland.
The Kori Bustard's plumage reflects its preferred habitat. They have a cryptic pattern in dull grey and brown tones that match a sandy or dry brush-type habitat.
Male Kori Bustards may weigh over 40 pounds, making them among the heaviest bird species capable of flight. Males are larger than females and may be twice as heavy.
The Kori Bustard has a conservation status of Near Threatened as of June 2015. The population trend is decreasing. The species faces threats including illegal or unregulated trade and hunting, loss of habitat, and fatal collisions with power structures