Otis tarda

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Synonyms for Otis tarda

largest European land bird

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The two subspecies of great bustard are isolated distribution in China, Otis tarda tarda, disperses in the west of the Xinjiang Autonomous Region while Otis tarda dybowskii mainly distribute in central and northeast China, and their distribution areas show no overlaps.
Recent status and population decline of the Great Bustard Otis tarda in Iran.
The world status and population trends of the great bustard (Otis tarda): 2010 update.
Status and recent trends of the great bustard (Otis tarda) population in the Iberian Peninsula.
Diet of young great bustards Otis tarda in Spain: sexual and seasonal differences.
Subulura halli (Ascaridida: Subuluridae) from the endangered great bustard Otis tarda Linnaeus (Aves: Gruiformes) in China.
Satellite telemetry reveals long-distance migration in the Asian great bustard Otis tarda dybowskii.
Habitat preferences of great bustard (Otis tarda) flocks in the arable steppes of central Spain: are potentially suitable areas unoccupied.
Keywords: Otis tarda, habitat suitability, ENFA, GIS.
The Sootav plain is the most important habitant in Iran where significant number (about 18 pieces) of reproducing population of Otis tarda is found (Abdulkarimi et al., 2010).
Since very few studies have been done in Iran on habitat suitability of rare birds such as Otis tarda. So it is necessary that habitat suitability of Otis tarda will be modeled using the modern methods and technologies such as ENFA, GIS and remote sensing to determine the most important effective parameters on distribution and habitat mapping of this bird as a very valuable, rare and endangered one.
Among the land use factors, dry farming frequency and the distance from irrigated farming have the most positive and negative effect on habitat suitability of Otis tarda, respectively.
The results showed that Otis tarda avoided sources of human activity such as villages and roads.
In this study, low tolerability (0.1) and high specialization (9.2) also indicate that Otis tarda is a special species in the county.
One of the major issues for conservation of Otis tarda on a national and local scale in Iran is habitat destruction.