We can thank Pete for finding the oh-so-exotic Kori Bustard shown above, and we can thank Tom for capturing such a magnificent photo of it! The Kori Bustard is the largest bird in Africa that has the capacity to fly, but they spent most of their time on the ground. They are HUGE birds. The males can be 41/2 to 5 feet tall with a wingspan up to 9 feet across! This species can be found in Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, west-central South Africa and South-western Zambia.
|Southern Ground Hornbill|
|African Open-bill Stork|
That's it for today. Tomorrow I go to an infectious disease doctor to be checked for Malaria and other nasty diseases that might be causing the sudden onset of arthritis-like pain and stiffness that I've been dealing with. I'm not concerned. Most of those illnesses clear up with no intervention required anyway. Wish me luck!