Australian Bustard
Across northern Australia and
southern New Guinea.
Ardeotis australis
(L m-47"; f-31" WS m-89"; f-69;
Wt m-9,5-28.1lb; f-5.3-14.0)
Mount Carbine
Despite its protected status, it is
still being killed and eaten today
by Aboriginal people from
Central Australia.
The bustard’s a fortuitous fowl,  
Who has but small reason to growl.  
He avoids illigitemacy
By the simple expediency  
Of the use of an alternate vowel.