Bengal Florican Houbaropsis bengalensis

Family: Otididae (Bustards)

Authority: (Gmelin, 1789)

Red List Category

Criteria: A3bcd+4abcd

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Justification of Red List category
This bustard has a very small, declining population; a trend that has recently become extremely rapid and is predicted to continue in the near future, largely as a result of the widespread and on-going modification of its grassland habitat as well as its conversion to agriculture. It therefore qualifies as Critically Endangered.

BirdLife Species Guardian: Seng Kim Hout; BNHS (India), BCN (Nepal)

Population size: 250-999 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,550,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Indomalayan
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Houbaropsis bengalensis. Downloaded from on 29/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 29/02/2024.