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The Great Indian Bustard

  • 07 Jan 2020
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The Great Indian Bustard is one of the heaviest flying birds in the world.

  • Scientific Name: Ardeotis nigriceps
  • Habitat: Dry grasslands and scrublands on the Indian subcontinent; its largest populations are found in the Indian state of Rajasthan.
  • Protection Status
    • Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List
    • In Appendix I of CITES,
    • In Schedule I of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
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