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A lesser florican, Sypheotides indicus
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florican (plural floricans)

  1. Either of two species in the bustard family Otididae, Houbaropsis bengalensis or Sypheotides indicus.
    • 1983, Bustard Studies: Journal of the ICBP Bustard Group, Issues 1-5, page 188,
      The are two reasons to believe the figure of 362 might be an underestimate: first, not all floricans were seen on each vidi and, second, male floricans were found in other habitats, including cultivated land.
    • 2002, David Reed, Nepal[1], page 365:
      The park is also home to nearly 400 bird species, three of which - the Bengal florican, the lesser florican and the sarus crane - are endangered.
    • 2003, J. C. Daniel, Petronia: Fifty Years of Post-independence Ornithology in India: A Centenary Dedication to Dr. Sálim Ali, 1896-1996[2], page 251:
      Each state is taking its own course of action to conserve bustards and floricans without knowing what the other states are doing. There is no cooperation among the states, even though bustards and floricans move from one state to another.


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