Otididae (bustards; class Aves, order Gruiformes)
A family of medium to large birds which have grey or brown upper-parts, buff or white under-parts, with many having black and white head and neck markings. They have broad wings, long necks and legs, and three-toed feet. They inhabit open plains, where they are mainly terrestrial, flying occasionally. They are omnivorous, and nest on the ground. There are 10 genera, with 25 species, many endangered, found in Europe
, Africa, Asia
, and Australia
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