The Kori Bustard (Afrikaans name, Gompou) is a really big bird and is the regions largest flying bird which is not found outside of the national parks. Their numbers are declining rapidly due to climate change so to see one of these birds was a huge plus in our book. Once again a lifer for us. Seen in the Kruger National Park.
tshepo15 January 2013
Iam 23 years old today,I remeber I was on my way to school when I saw this magnificent yet scary bird with my dad and little brother it immidietly took off when he\she had the sound of my dads car on the gravel road of the rural remote village of gahlopha,I must say seeing this huge creature for the first time was amazing iam a huge fan of animals mostly birds my dad often saying u are going to be rich my boys not everybody sees this bird as they are very rare
admin15 January 2013
Tshepo, Thank you so much for dropping by and commenting on our site. I also consider myself richer for just seeing this huge bird. It was such a special day. Please keep sharing your experiences with all you friends and colleagues and promote the love of wildlife.
Allen Brand13 April 2016
Just saw 1 outside oliefantshoek on my way to upington. This is not the firts time. I have seen him a few times before.
admin13 April 2016
Thanks for stopping by our site. Always such a thrill when you manage to see them. Count yourself lucky to be seeing them 🙂
Jacques1 December 2016
Saw one very big impressive bird near the small town of Loiyangalani in Kenya .Then i only know it by the Afrikaans name Gompou. After reading more about the bird i know i am richer in knowledge. Will have my camera ready next time. Something else which is special about the area is the abundance of Dik-dik’s in the area
admin1 December 2016
Hi Jacques Thank you for stopping by. They are such impressive birds and what a privilege to have encountered them. We can’t wait until two weeks time when we can go back to the bush again. Of course we will have our cameras ready to record all our sightings.