Bengal Florican

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Bengal Florican:





"Bengal Florican"



Bengal Florican



Scientific Name: Houbarosis Bengalensis

Wing span: Up to 260 cm

Weight : up to 1.9 kg

Bengal Florican facts



  • Also called the Bengal Bustard , the Bengal Florican is a bustard bird species native to Cambodia and Vietnam.


  • It is native to the grasslands and open forest . Male Bengal  floricans have a black plumage from the head and neck to underparts while females have a buff-brown color . They are normally silent but when distributed utters a metallic chik-chik-chik call.


  • it is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red list as only an estimated 1200 Bengal Floricans are left in the wild.


  • However the Cambodian government has made many efforts in protecting the species by establishing six conservation areas in grasslands and open forests.


  • Awareness programs against poaching has also been worked on all in the efforts to protec the species from extinction


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