April 16th, 2018

Australian Bustard

After travelling a bit today, I came across a very large bird. The Australian Bustrad is one of the larger birds you can come across in this region. This one was very interested in me and that is uncommon. Because Aboriginal people refer to these as 'bush turkey' which despite their conservation status they still hunt and eat. Being friendly towards humans may cause this fellow to end up on a dinner plate eventually.

Overall these are a wonderful bird and a very uncommon sight these days. I would have really liked to keep this one as a pet. However, today's encounter with another extraordinary bird was recorded on camera and we parted ways. There is a lot of wildlife in the NT and I think that I am only just starting to see the surface of what if possible to photograph out here. I am starting to think I might start writing a book about it all?

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