Extinct in Britain about 160 years ago, an attempt at re-introduction to Salisbury Plain failed some years ago. One remaining male from this attempt was still at Whipsnade Zoo in 1998. Further re-introductions to Wiltshire are planned.
The following Bird On! picture is available:
Great Bustard (35mm Colour Slide by Roger Tidman)
The following Bird On! sketch is available:
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From The State of the Nations Birds
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