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

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The DAG submitted that the ministry had decided to end policy for issuance of houbara bustard hunting permits whereas the old licences were being cancelled.
This is the first sighting of bustards on the wetland this year," Zhang said, adding that observation will continue to help conservation of the species.
It was also noted that this was not the first time that an attempt had been made by governments to enable the hunting of Houbara Bustards through one or another means; and on such earlier occasions too their actions were successfully challenged before the High Courts.
Causes of morbidity and mortality in captive kori bustards (Ardeotis kori) in the United States.
The DFO said that Houbara bustard was rare and was included in the endangered birds.
Last year, a Saudi prince illegally hunted more than 2,000 houbara bustards, which are protected under Pakistani law.
And last month another Saudi prince came to hunt bustards, believed in the Middle East to have aphrodisiac properties, despite a court-imposed ban.
Male bustards vary in how much of the year they devote to all-night fluffing, sprinting and booming.
He said that Bustards and the Siberian Cranes, being hunted indiscriminately, fly into Pakistan from Siberia in winter.
Customs workers at Doha port were able to prevent entry of a shipment containing a number of Houbara bustards and falcons into the country, Administration said in a press statement, adding that the shipment has been seized and its owner has been referred to investigation.
Abu Dhabi: A record number of houbara bustards were produced by the International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC), the Fund announced at the 12th Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (Adihex).
To date, this programme has succeeded in establishing a population of some 15 great bustards.
Birds including Ludwig's and Denham's Bustards are being slaughtered in large numbers, with an estimated 10,000 dying from collisions every year.
The International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC) transferred 5,270 Asian Houbara bustards from Morocco to Abu Dhabi in a major conservation operation.
Lead researcher Brian Preston and his colleagues used 10-years-worth of data on the sexual behaviour and fertility of more than 1,700 North African Houbara bustards that were captive bred by conservationists in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates.