The Australian bustard is Australia's heaviest flying bird. It is an icon of theAustralian outback where it is more commonly known as the bush or plains turkey. Itis also culturally and spiritually significant to Aboriginal people, who prize it as afavourite bush tucker. This book provides the first complete overview of the biology of the Australianbustard, based on the first major study of the species. The author explores thebustard's ecology and behaviour, its drastic decline since European settlement, andthe conservation issues affecting it and its environment. Colour photographs of juvenile and adult birds complement the text as well asshowcase particular behaviours, such as the spectacular display routines of maleswhen mating. Australian Bustard is the perfect book for natural history enthusiasts.
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