Bustards are the heaviest flying birds in Australia. Because of their great weight, Bustards much prefer to walk, though it is a spectacular sight when they do fly. Bustards are omnivorous, feeding primarily on seeds and invertebrates. They make nests on the the ground, making their eggs and offspring vulnerable to predators. They walk steadily on strong legs and big toes, pecking for food as they go.
Pictured below are a male and female Bustard, spotted by the road that leads you to Sal Salis.