Great Bustard Otis tarda

A scarce and declining bird in Europe and an extremely rare vagrant to the UK. The following photos were during a trip to Portugal, although they were just across the border in Spain.

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Great Bustard, east of Mourão (Extramadura, Spain), 23rd April 2006

 

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Great Bustards, east of Mourão (Extramadura, Spain), 22nd April 2006. Five photos show the same bird, the one in the bottom right is a second bird.

 

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Great Bustards, east of Mourão (Extramadura, Spain), 22nd April 2006. Five photos show the same bird, the one in the bottom right is a second bird.