The Bengal florican: its conservation in Nepal

The Bengal florican is perhaps amongst the most threatened species in the Indian subcontinent. It is virtually extinct throughout its former range due to the loss of grassland habitat, grass burning and, in earlier times, severe hunting pressure. The International...

Status of Bengal florican Houbaropsis bengalensis in Nepal

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,...

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