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Great Bustard (Otis tarda). Cáceres province, Extremadura. Spain
Great Bustard (Otis tarda). Cáceres province, Extremadura. Spain
Great Bustard (Otis tarda). Cáceres province, Extremadura. Spain

Did you know the heaviest flying bird is the kori bustard and the great bustard?  Both birds weigh up to 18 kg/40 lbs.

The kori bustard is native to Africa and the great bustard can be found in a number of locations including: Africa, AsiaChinaEuropeMediterraneanRussia and United Kingdom.  

Did you know the fastest fish over short distances is the sailfish?  It can reach a speed of 110 kph/68 mph.  However, marlins are the fastest over long distances and can reach a burst speed of 68 – 80 kph/40 – 50 mph.

Source: Chambers Super-Mini Book of Facts by Anderson, McGovern & Norris – 2004

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