Great Bustard – 1894

Otis tarda

We have no record of this fine bird in Pembrokeshire, but venture to include it, as one has been obtained in recent years so near to it as at Llanelly in Carmarthenshire. This occurence is related in the Zoologist for 1 89 1, p. 104. During Christmas week, 1890, a female Great Bustard was shot near Llanelly, and was sent to a bird-stuffer at Carmarthen. Pembrokeshire is at a great distance from the old haunts of the Great Bustard, and at the time the bird still existed as an indigenous species it very seldom wandered, and we do not believe that our county was ever likely to have been visited by it.

Mathew M.A. 1894, Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands