kori, noun

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Also khori.
Origin:
seTswana
In full kori bustard: the very large bustard Ardeotis kori of the Otididae, greyish-brown in colour, with neck and breast finely barred in black and white; bush -, wild pou, see pou sense 2; gompou; gumpaauw; pou sense 1 a.
1822 W.J. Burchell Trav. I. 393We shot a large bird of the bustard kind...The present species, which is called Kori in the Sichuana language, measured, in extent of wing, not less than seven feet...A representation of the head of the Kori Bustard..is given at the end of this chapter.
1846 R. Moffat Missionary Labours 93Here we remained the whole day, and, to supply our wants, shot two khoris, called by the colonists, wild peacocks, a species of bustard.
1847 A Bengali Notes on Cape of G.H. 81On the Gariep is a very large bird called the ‘Kori-bustard’, which is said to be better eating than the turkey.
a1867 C.J. Andersson Notes of Trav. (1875) 31The Kori Bustard (Eupodotis Kori, Burch), usually called the ‘wilde pauw,’ or wild peacock, a name, however, very wrongly applied;..as it also attaches to the Balearica Regulorum, or southern-crowned crane.
1872 L. Lloyd tr. of Notes on Birds of Damara Land 258Kori Bustard...This splendid bird is found throughout the year in Damara.
1889 H.A. Bryden Kloof & Karroo 306Among the bustards stands pre-eminent the great Kori bustard — the gom paauw of the Dutch colonists.
1891 R. Ward Sportsman’s Handbk 123Kori Bustard (Otis Kori), the largest of the genus, upwards of five feet high, very fine game, found especially in the countries on the banks of the Orange river.
1923 Haagner & Ivy Sketches of S. Afr. Bird-Life 215The..largest of all the Bustards is the stately Gom Paauw or Kori Bustard (Otis kori), which has a total length of nearly 5 feet, and weighs about 30 lbs.
1936 E.L. Gill First Guide to S. Afr. Birds 150Kori Bustard,..Said to have been shot weighing 50 or even 60 lbs., but anything over 30lbs is a large male.
1966 E. Palmer Plains of Camdeboo 209The Kori bustard, a dweller of the desert or semi-desert, a gigantic creature weighing up to fifty pounds or more, heavier than the great bustard of Eurasia which is usually held to be the heaviest bird of the air. It has a wing span of up to eight feet, and it stands nearly five feet high.
1972 Etosha Nat. Park (brochure)Birds seen by tourists every day are ostriches, kori bustards, black korhaan, guinea fowls, pheasants, partridges, blue cranes.
1973 P. Ginn Birds Afield 28A..Kori Bustard has to run across the veld to get enough speed to become airborne.
1980 J.O. Oliver Beginner’s Guide to our Birds 53Kori Bustards prefer to walk over the veld with long strides rather than to fly.
1991 Best of S. Afr. Short Stories (Reader’s Digest Assoc.) 11Another game bird favoured by hunters in the Karoo..was the kori bustard (Ardeotis kori), often called the gompou or paauw.
the very large bustard Ardeotis kori of the Otididae, greyish-brown in colour, with neck and breast finely barred in black and white; bush -, wild pou, see pou2; gompou; gumpaauw; pou1 a.
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