Great Indian Bustards -The Hindu-19-08-2022

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CONTEXT: Bustards adapt to produce a 2-egg clutch


Bustards are magnificent, tall(1 meter), weight (17kg ), long-necked and long-legged birds belonging to the avian family Otididae. There are about 23 species of bustards in the world, and the Great Indian Bustard (GIB; Ardeotis nigriceps) is the most endangered among these.

Schedule: Schedule I
CITES: Appendix I,
IUCN red list: Critically Endangered
State birds: Rajasthan


Why do Bustards adapt to produce a 2-egg clutch?

Egg laying habits get affected by excessive rain in western Rajasthan.

Giving clutch of two eggs at the time of getting additional protein diet during monsoon season

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