Sypheotides indicus (J.F. Miller, 1782) - Lesser Florican

Subspecies in India

 

 

 

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This species is rare. It inhabits grasslands of deserts and semi-arid areas, from the sea level up to 250m. It is a locally migratory species, breeds in India (mainly in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra) and winters in some regions of India and Pakistan (BirdLife International 2017).

Conservation Status:

 

 

 


According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population size estimated at approximately 1,500 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to large-scale agriculture and other human encroachments. Adult survival is also low due to excessive hunting for meat and sport (BirdLife International 2017).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
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
Rajasthan1
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total1
BirdLife International 2017. Sypheotides indicus (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22692024A110438391.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Sypheotides indicus (J.F. Miller, 1782) – Lesser 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/sypheotides-indicus, accessed 2024/06/25.