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Campo Lugar Plains, Extremadura


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 640 mm
Exposure 1/800, f/16.0, ISO 800 
Image size 800 x 533 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Großtrappe Dutch  Grote Trap
Italian  Otarda eurasiatica Spanish  Avutarda Común


Bustards usually depend on running to escape their enemies. However they can fly strongly, looking like geese, from which they can be distinguished by their long legs trailing behind the tail, and the rear of the body sagging low. They have patches of white on the wings which show much more strongly in flight than on the ground, as shown in this photo and the next one.


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Great Bustard autumn plumage
Otis tarda
Outarde barbue

Jean-Michel PAULUS