Australian bustard Ardeotis australis

Ziembicki, Mark (2007) Australian bustard Ardeotis australis. In: Woinarski, John, Pavey, Chris, Kerrigan, Raelee, Cowie, Ian, and Ward, Simon, (eds.) Lost from our Landscape: threatened species of the Northern Territory. NT Department of Natural Resources, Environment and The Arts, Palmerston, NT, Australia, pp. 184-185.

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Abstract

[Extract] Australia's heaviest flying bird, the Australian bustard is a large, stately bird that exhibits significant sexual size dimorphism between males and females. with males (5 to 10kg) up to three times heavier than females (2 to 3kg). The crown is brown-black, the neck and breast grey-white with a distinct black breast band. The bend of wing is patterned black and white. The back, wings and tail are brown with fine buff markings. Females have a narrower brown crown, less distinct or absent breast band and greyer neck and breast.

Item ID: 16006
Item Type: Book Chapter (Non-Commercial)
ISBN: 978-1-920772-46-8
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2011 07:14
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 60%
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SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960805 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales @ 25%
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96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960811 Sparseland, Permanent Grassland and Arid Zone Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 50%
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