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Ardeotis nigriceps (Vigors, 1831) – Great Indian Bustard

Taxonomic Notes:

This is also known as the Indian Bustard.

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


Nesting/juveniles:
Indian and global distribution:
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Identification:
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Status, Habitat and Habits:

This endemic Indian species is extremely rare. It inhabits grasslands in the desert and semi-arid areas of India (mainly Rajasthan and Maharashtra) and Pakistan. It congregates in less disturbed grasslands for breeding during mid-summer and monsoon (BirdLife International 2018).

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 and its current population size is estimated approx. between 50-249. The threats to its persistence come from habitat disturbance due to large scale agriculture, mining and other human encroachment (BirdLife International 2018).

References:
BirdLife International 2018. Ardeotis nigriceps . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T22691932A134188105. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22691932A134188105.en. Accessed on 30 January 2020.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R. 2020. Ardeotis nigriceps (Vigors, 1831) – Great Indian Bustard. Satose, V., V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.11. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/877/Ardeotis-nigriceps
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