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Great Indian Bustard pair in Indian desert

8m ago
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GIB in the Desert National Park, Jaisalmar, Rajasthan, India, at the edge of the Thar desert. The Great Indian Bustard (Ardeotis- earlier Choriotis - nigriceps) or Indian Bustard is a bustard found in India and the adjoining regions of Pakistan. A large bird with a horizontal body and long bare legs giving it an ostrich like appearance. The body is brownish with a black patch spotted in white. It stands at about a metre high(39 in) and is a large, brown and white bird, the male is about 122 cm (48 in) in length, its weight is 18--32 lb (8--14.5 kg) and the female 92 cm (36 in) in length, its weight is 7.8--15 lb (3.5--6.75 kg). The male is deep sandy buff coloured and during the breeding season has a black breast band. Males have a well developed gular pouch which is inflated when calling during display and helps produce the deep resonant calls. The Great Indian Bustard is omnivorous. This footage is part of the professionally-shot stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of imagery from South Asia. The Wilderness Films India collection comprises of thousands of hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM 1080i High Definition, HDV and Digital Betacam. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... wfi @ vsnl.com and admin@wildfilmsindia.com.