Arabian bustard

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Arabian bustard
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Ardeotis arabs
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Ardeotis arabs

The Arabian bustard (Ardeotis arabs) is a bird native to North Africa and the Middle East. It lives in the Sahel region (Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan), South Sudan, Kenya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Saudi Arabia and Yemen.[1][2]

As in all bustards, the male Arabian bustard is much larger than the female. Males have been found to weigh 5.7–10.9 kg (13–24 lb), while females weigh 4.5–7.7 kg (9.9–17.0 lb). The record-sized male Arabian bustard weighed 16.8 kg (37 lb). These birds stand from 70 cm (28 in) tall in females to 92 cm (36 in) tall in males.[3][4]

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  1. iucnredlist.org
  2. Birdlife International
  3. Dunning, John B. Jr. (ed) 1992. CRC handbook of avian body masses. CRC Press. ISBN 978-0-8493-4258-5
  4. Wood, Gerald (1983). The Guinness book of animal facts and feats. ISBN 978-0-85112-235-9.