bustard

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large heavy-bodied chiefly terrestrial game bird capable of powerful swift flight

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First to be extinct (Paddy Power): 1-2 Baiji (Chinese Dolphin), 6-1 Madagascar Pochard (Duck), 8-1 Cross River Gorilla, 10-1 Dusky Starfrontlet (Hummingbird), Blue-crowned Laughingthrush (Bird), White-bellied Heron, 16-1 Bengal Florican (Bustard), 20-1 bar.
Critically endangered birds represent a very vulnerable part of global biodiversity, and all need urgent action," says Mark Gately of the Wildlife Conservation Society, which is working with BirdLife International to save Cambodia's endangered Bengal Florican.
Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve in Nepal is 117 sq miles, less than twice the size of the District of Columbia, and is home to tigers, rhinos and the world's largest flock of Bengal florican (Houbaropsis bengalensis) and swamp deer (Cervus duvauceli).
It is critical to a variety of flora and fauna including the threatened antelope species, critically endangered birds like Great Indian Bustard and Lesser Florican.
The sanctuary is home to 15- odd Great Indian Bustards and Lesser Florican Bustards.