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

Taxonomic Notes:

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:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

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).

References:
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.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Houbaropsis bengalensis (J.F. Gmelin, 1789) – Bengal Florican. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/879/Houbaropsis-bengalensis
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