Population estimates of Houbara Bustard Chlamydotis undulata macqueenii in Punjab, Pakistan, november 1999

Houbara Bustard (Chlamydotis undulata) Science Article 4

abstract

Houbara Bustard Chlamydotis undulata macqueenii is reportedly declining rapidly in all the range states and its population believed to be much less now than some 10-12 years ago (Goriup, 1997). Rough estimates of the declining rates from causal observations in different parts of Balochistan indicate a declining rate around 10% per annum (Mian 1984)and an equivalent decline has been suggested for Sind (Surahio 1985) and Iran (pers. obs.).

Muhammad Sajid NADEEM, M. Anwar MAAN, Tariq MAHMOOD and Aasim Iqbal ABBASI, Ardeola, 52(1), June 2005, 163-166

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