[Sca-cooks] Game for Your Feast

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Wed Mar 2 22:15:14 PST 2011

Bear replied to me with:
<<< You're looking at the present range, not what their range was pre-1600.  The
great bustard's European range extended from England across Southern Europe
and into Central and Northern Europe.  They are extinct in England, Sweden,
Switzerland and Poland.  There is still a breeding population in Russia and
Hungary.  It was more common than you assume. >>>

I was trying to extrapolate backwards from the current map shown on Wikipedia for the Great Bustard. I did conservatively expand the area from the area shown today. But apparently they were much more wide spread and more common than I assumed. Or, conversely, they have been much more widely hunted, and hunted toward extinction, that I assumed. Is the area you mention in late period when the turkey appeared from the New World or the Great Bustard's original area before man started hunting them?


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