two birds in flight; large body; black-and-white wing (Spain; 2006-06-10)

Great Bustard
Otis tarda

Native Range: Eurasia

Notes: a large sturdy bird with long strong legs and long neck; quite terrestrial but certainly can fly very well also; inhabits open steppes and grasslands.

one bird walking (at the left) and one bird flying (Spain; 2006-06-10)

rufous on tail evident in flight (Spain; 2006-06-10)

two birds flying; distinctive body size and color (Spain; 2006-06-10)