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MacQueen's Bustard

Chlamydotis macqueenii


MacQueen's bustard (Chlamydotis macqueenii) is a large bird in the bustard family. It was earlier included as a subspecies of the houbara bustard (Chlamydotis undulata) and sometimes known as the "Asian houbara".


A study of their habitat found the species to be very dependent on good vegetation cover and tended to be found in areas with dense growth of scrub vegetation, particularly Capparis spinosa..

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Tukup 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing such a beautiful shot of a spectacular bird Sourav. Absolutely perfect. Congratulations on a well deserved SOTD.

Fantastic shot Sourav,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

DanielePralong 4 years ago

Another warm welcome to Project Noah Sourav, and congratulations, your MacQueen's bustard is our Spotting of the Day:

"Also known as the Asian houbara, this splendid MacQueen's bustard (Chlamydotis macqueenii) is our Spotting of the Day! Long considered a subspecies of the African houbara (Chlamydotis undulata), MacQueen's bustard became a distinct species in 2003. MacQueen's bustard is threatened across its range (IUCN status Vulnerable), mainly due to hunting across the semi-arid desert flyway linking China and Central Asia to wintering grounds in Iran and Pakistan. For more information:"



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Mel11 4 years ago


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Gujarat, India

Spotted on Dec 6, 2018
Submitted on Mar 3, 2019

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