GREAT INDIAN BUSTARD
http://sargeantstudios.net/?paged=26 What is in news : Central government informed the Rajya Sabha that there were no Great Indian Bustards (GIB) in Kutch Bustard Sanctuary (KBS)
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- Largest among the four bustard species found in India(the other three being MacQueen’s bustard, lesser florican and the Bengal florican)
- Historic range included much of the Indian sub-continent (Now shrunken to just 10 per cent of it)
- Heaviest birds with flight
- Prefer grasslands as their habitats.
- Spend most of their time on the ground with occasional flights to go from one part of their habitat to the other.
- Flagship bird species of grassland
- Protection accorded
- Birdlife International: uplisted from Endangered to Critically Endangered (2011)
- Protection under CITES: Appendix I
- IUCN status: Critically Endangered
- Protection under Wildlife (Protection) Act: Schedule I
- On the brink of extinction: The GIB population in India had fallen to just 150.
- Located near Lala village of Abdasa taluka of Kutch.
- One of the smallest bird sanctuaries of the country, but a thriving breeding ground for the endangered birds.
- Is a semi-desert area allows for the ‘ghorad’ (local name) to feed on cereal crops that grow in the region.
- Set up in 1992.