A bird of the genus Otis.
Any uncooperative bird (as in "Gerroutathatbush, ya bustard!"). Some birders names tend to crudify the birds (cf 'screwer', 'phallus'), but this one goes in the opposite direction.
A name given by early French explorers and missionaries to a large water bird, probably the Canada goose ( Branta canadensis).
large heavy-bodied chiefly terrestrial game bird capable of powerful swift flight; classified with wading birds but frequents grassy steppes
a big, dust-colored bird which favors dry, beige landscapes
a bird similar to a crane
A big, long-legged game bird
A large, ground-nesting bird.
Bustards are large terrestrial birds mainly associated with dry open country and steppes in the Old World. They make up the family Otididae (formerly known as Otidae).