bustard

bird traditionally reserved for the use of earls (B); however, not being a bird of prey, the 'bustard' may have been a buzzard or harrier (from French busard) (HCT)
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Bustard

• (n.) A bird of the genus Otis.
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bustard

<zoology> A bird of the genus Otis. ... The great or bearded bustard (Otis tarda) is the largest game bird in Europe. It inhabits the temperate regions of Europe and Asia, and was formerly common in Great Britain. The little bustard (O. Tetrax) inhabits eastern Europe and Morocco. Many other species are known in Asia and Africa. ... Origin: O...
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bustard

noun large heavy-bodied chiefly terrestrial game bird capable of powerful swift flight; classified with wading birds but frequents grassy steppes
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Bustard

Bus'tard (bŭs'tẽrd) noun [ Old French & Prov. French bistarde , French outarde , from Latin avis tarda , lit., slow bird. Plin. 10, 22 ; 'proximæ iis sunt, quas Hispania aves tardas appellat, Græcia 'wti`das .'] (Zoology) A bird of ...
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bustard

any of numerous medium-to large-sized game birds of the family Otididae, related to the cranes and rails in the order Gruiformes. There are about 23 ... [1 related articles]
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bustard

Bird of the family Otididae, order Gruiformes, related to cranes but with a rounder body, thicker neck, and a relatively short beak. Bustards are found on the ground on open plains and fields. The great bustard Otis tarda is one of the heaviest flying birds at 18 kg/40 lb, and ...
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bustard

bird traditionally reserved for the use of earls (B); however, not being a bird of prey, the 'bustard' may have been a buzzard or harrier (from French busard) (HCT)
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bustard

bustard (bŭs'turd) , a heavy-bodied, ground-running bird of the family Otidedae. Various species are found throughout the arid regions of Africa, Asia, Australia, and S Europe. Bustards range in length from 14 1/2 to 52 in. (37–132 cm) and include the heaviest birds capable of flight...
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Bustard

The bustard is a bird belonging to the order Alectorides, which also includes the cranes.
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bustard

[n] - large heavy-bodied chiefly terrestrial game bird capable of powerful swift flight
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