bustard bustard  /ˈbə stərd/


  • (n) large heavy-bodied chiefly terrestrial game bird capable of powerful swift flight; classified with wading birds but frequents grassy steppes


  1. Ibn Saud, Guardian of the Holy Places, King of Saudi Arabia, left his palace at Riyadh for a gazelle--bustard shoot in the flinty wilderness to the north.
  2. The bustard's an exquisite fowl With minimal reason to growl: He escapes what would be Illegitimacy By grace of a fortunate vowel.
  3. It's tremendous to see the falcon fighting the bustard and killing it.


  • Towamencin Volunteer Fire Company to host memorial dedication, water battle Saturday

    TOWAMENCIN - Saturday, July 13, will be busy for members of the Towamencin Volunteer Fire Company. First, they will dedicate a memorial near the Bustard Road station at 1590 Bustard Road. Then, they will host the 12th annual Fifth Fire District Water Battle at the same location. The Hatfield Volunteer Fire Company won the overall title at last year's event, hosted by the Perseverance Volunteer ...
    on July 7, 2013     Source: The Reporter


  1. David Waters, founder and Director of the Great Bustard Group, said: "This is a tremendous step forward for the Great Bustard Reintroduction Project, the wildlife of the UK, Great Bustards and for me. It has been a hard struggle to get this far. I...
    on Jun 3, 2009 By: Waters Source: Garden and Green

  2. Environment minister Ben Bradshaw said: "This is the first attempt ever in England, and certainly the first since the 1970s in the UK as a whole, to re-introduce a species that was once resident here but is now extinct. The Great Bustard has been...
    on Apr 9, 2004 By: Ben Bradshaw Source: BBC News

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