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  • n. Plural form of bustard.


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  • We saw there two savages, whom at first we took to be the great birds called bustards, to be found in this country; who, as soon as they caught sight of us, took flight into the woods, and were not seen again.

    Voyages of Samuel De Champlain — Volume 02

  • Hunting of waterfowl and gamebirds such as bustards (Otididae spp.) is intense.

    Middle East steppe

  • Where conservation efforts have been made, poor planning has resulted in the introduction of exotic species and conversion of grassland and open scrub habitat that are important for many focal species such as bustards and floricans.

    South Deccan Plateau dry deciduous forests

  • "bustards" (wild geese), of which Radisson shot a great number.

    French Pathfinders in North America

  • Mostly Fairfax stuff, which I think is entirely within reason, given how much of our stuff the bustards block.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Ladies Lounge

  • I love it when "market rate" self-entitlement turns around and bites these greedy bustards in the ass.

    A breather (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • The little bustards were just one of more than 120 different kinds of bird we came across during a five-day visit to this secret corner of France, including a dozen different raptors, 10 long-legged waterbirds, and more nightingales and cuckoos than I hear in a year at home.

    Birdwatch: Little bustard

  • To our delight, several pairs of bustards took to the air, their long necks and white wing-patches reminding me another odd-looking bird, the Egyptian goose.

    Birdwatch: Little bustard

  • Here, according to Derek, the patchwork of grass and crops was ideal for little bustards.

    Birdwatch: Little bustard

  • But our main quest was to get good views of little bustards.

    Birdwatch: Little bustard


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