By Will Knocker:
In the current dry spell, bustards are more visible as the long grass dissipates.
NNP is a haven for at least 4 sp. of bustard (see Bustards category on the menu on the left for more stories.)
This is a male White-bellied bustard..
And the female (White-bellied)….the loud braying ventriloquial calls of this sp. are a typical sound of the plains.
Cryptic in her colouring & blending perfectly into her grassland habitat…
A male Black-bellied bustard…