Lesser Florican – UPSC Prelims

Lesser Florican
  • The lesser florican, also known as the likh or kharmore is the smallest in the bustard family.
  • The bird is endemic to the Indian Subcontinent, where it is found in tall grasslands.
  • Habitat: In India, the bird is observed in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and some other regions during the monsoon season when it breeds and later disappears with its chicks to unknown places.
  • IUCN Status: Endangered
  • Wildlife Protection Act,1972: Schedule I
  • CITES: Appendix II
  • Threats: The bird is threatened both by hunting and habitat degradation.

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