Little Bustard Tetrax tarda

A declining bird in Europe and a very rare vagrant to the UK. The French name for this species translates as "Farting Chicken", which seems quite appropriate when you hear them calling.

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male Little Bustards, between Mértola and Castro Verde (Alentejo, Portugal), 24th April 2006 (top six photos are one bird, lower three are another bird)

 

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male Little Bustards (with Pin-tailed Sandgrouse), north of Candasnos (Aragón, Spain), 17th May 2013