Just like the plains wanderer the bustard was once spotted in the open
country of central and western Australia. Bustard is a large bird with
over a metre high and a wingspan of over 2 metres.
The bird look so amazing when it struts over grassy plains with its head
high in the air. It has been known that a huge number of Bustard was
once spotted in parts of western New South Wales. However, it was
reported that many birds were killed by the settlers who used to call
them plain turkey or wild turkey.
Their habitat was changed by grazing animals and rabbits and the lives
of bustards has been threatened and become rare.
Bustards feed on grass, fruits, seeds, native plants and small animals.
The only way for the bustard to survive is to keep the areas with
grasslands which used to be their favorite home.