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Bengal Florican Houbaropsis bengalensis



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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 conversion of its grassland habitat for agriculture. It therefore qualifies as Critically Endangered.



BirdLife Species Champion: Birdfair

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

Population size: 250-999 mature individuals

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 87,500 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent - Continents are land masses > bigger than Australia (=7,682,300 sq km).
Realm - Indomalayan - realm
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
AEMLAP

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Houbaropsis bengalensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2016.