Definition of Otis tarda
1. Noun. Largest European land bird.
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Literary usage of Otis tarda
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1. Essays and Observations on Natural History, Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology by John Hunter, Richard Owen (1861)
"THE BUSTARD [otis tarda, Linn.]. The cock-bustard has a very thick neck and long hairy feathers under his throat. On the fore part of his neck, ..."
2. A History of British Birds by William Yarrell, Alfred Newton, Howard Saunders (1884)
"OTIS TAEDA, Linnaeus.* THE GREAT BUSTARD. otis tarda. OTIR, Linn<rut\. —Bill moderate, straight, depressed at the base, the point of the upper mandible ..."
3. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London by Linnean Society of London (1855)
"On the Habits and Structure of the Great Bustard (otis tarda of ... relating to the habits of the Great Bustard (otis tarda of Linnaeus), most of which, ..."
4. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1886)
"arrangement of the trachea such as pertains in the Emu, but the Bustard (Otis tarda) affords valuable testimony in support of the view here advocated ..."
5. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederic Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1899)
"otis tarda. x \ or the year, and seems to be restricted to adult birds. ... otis tarda, the Great Bustard, which, as a native, only became extinct in ..."