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Great Indian Bustard UPSC NOTE

 Why in News

  • The SC on Thursday constituted an expert committee to balance the conservation and protection of the endangered Great Indian Bustard bird population with the country’s international commitments to promotr renewable sources of energy.

  • The largewinged birds are on the brink of extinction, and of the causes is the frequent collision with high powered power cables running adjacent to ts habitats in Gujarat and Rajasthan.

Great Indian Bustards

  • The Great Indian Bustard is a large, majestic bird found on the Indian subcontinent

  • Once common on the dry plains of India, these Critically Endangered birds are sadly facing dwindling numbers due to habitat loss and hunting.

  • Appearance: These birds are tall, reaching up to 4 feet (1.2 meters) in height.

  • They have a long neck and legs, giving them an ostrich-like appearance. 

  • Males are distinguished by their black crown and white neck and breast, while females are a more uniform brown color.

  • Habitat: Great Indian Bustards prefer dry grasslands and scrublands

  • These open areas allow them to see predators easily and run for long distances.

  • Diet: They are omnivores, feeding on insects, lizards, snakes, small mammals, and seeds.

  • Behavior: These birds are typically found in small flocks. 

  • Males are known for their elaborate courtship displays, which include inflating their throat pouch and making booming calls.

  • Threats: The biggest threats to the Great Indian Bustard are habitat loss due to agriculture and development.



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