1905W.L. Sclater inFlint & GilchristScience in S. Afr. 143The Bustards (Otidae) are represented by..twelve species, ranging from the large Gom Pauw (Otis kori), the male of which sometimes weighs as much as 40 lbs. to the smaller Knorhaan (Otis afra).
1920F.C. CornellGlamour of Prospecting 79The larger variety, known as the gom paauw, often weighs from 30 to 40 lb., and has been recorded up to 50 lb or more.
1936E.L. GillFirst Guide to S. Afr. Birds 150The name Gom Pou reflects the general belief that this Bustard is particularly fond of the gum that exudes from certain thorn trees.
1948A.C. WhiteCall of Bushveld 236Kori bustards, better recognised by their South African name, gom pau, are magnificent game birds.
1964L.G. GreenOld Men Say 100Quaggas and the huge gamebirds called gompou were sometimes available but were never common.
1974J.M. CoetzeeDusklands 127A bustard (gompou, Otis kori)..perished in a hail of smallshot and pebbles from Klawer’s piece. This bustard is alas nearly extinct.
1981Zimbabwe WildlifeJuneOne can still find old ‘Boere’ recipes for preparation of the ‘Gom Paauw’.
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