Houbaropsis bengalensis (J.F. Gmelin, 1789) - Bengal Florican

Subspecies in India

This species is listed as Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).

 

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This migratory species is very rare. It inhabits grasslands of the Northeastern Himalayas, Cambodia, and Vietnam. It is now possibly extinct in Bangladesh.
 
Conservation Status:
 
This species is listed as Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population size estimated approximately between 250 and 999 individuals. The threats to its persistence come from habitat disturbance due to large-scale agriculture and other human encroachments. Adult survival is also possibly low due to excessive hunting for sport and/or food (BirdLife International 2018).
 
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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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BirdLife International 2018. Houbaropsis bengalensis . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T22692015A130184896. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22692015A130184896.en. Accessed on 30 January 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Houbaropsis bengalensis (J.F. Gmelin, 1789) – Bengal Florican. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/houbaropsis-bengalensis, accessed 2024/06/24.