Status of Bengal florican Houbaropsis bengalensis in Nepal

Oct 26, 2020

Surveys for the Endangered Bengal Florican Houbaropsis bengalensis were carried out in three
protected areas in the Nepal terai in 2000–2001 to determine the species’ status and distribution.
Most sightings were of males in flight, and in aerial and ground displays, whereas only three
females were recorded during the survey. Altogether, 21–30 birds were recorded from the three
protected areas, and a total population of 32–60 individuals was estimated.

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