Male kori bustard, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
If you were to bring together a soccer crew on the southern African savannah, chances are youd need the kori bustard to your team. This husky fowl is one of the heaviest animals capable of flight and is the most important flying chicken local to Africa. Males can weigh up to forty pounds. Given the heavy load, the kori bustard prefers to journey by way of foot, and is known to be slow and cautious as it forages for food. This chicken is so big, in reality, that smaller birds are acknowledged to perch on its back and seize a loose journey.