One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A very large bustard with a crested head, native to sub-Saharan Africa.
Ardeotis kori, family Otididae
- ‘I confess to the herder that I don't really know what a houbara looks like, having only encountered the kori bustard of the savannah.’
- ‘The great bustard ranks alongside the kori bustard and mute swan as the world's heaviest flying birds.’
Early 19th century: from Setswana kgori.
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