Bengal Florican male and female


Bengal Florican is native to Indian subcontinent. It is also called as Bengal bustard and is a bustard species. It is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List.

How does the bird appear…

Male: Male has long, thin crest on head. It has black head, neck underparts. Neck bears long display plumes. The upperside is buff with fine black vermiculations and black arrowhead markings. There is visible white patch from wing covert to remiges.
Female: The female is larger than male. It has dark brown crown with narrow dark streaks down the side of the neck. Wing coverts are lighter with fine dark barring.

Habitat: Where to find this bird?

It is found in open tall grassland habitats with scattered bushes and can be spotted early in the morning or evening.


It is omnivorous and feeds on seeds, berries, plant matter, insects, other invertebrates and small vertebrates.

Breeding & Nesting

Breeding period is from March to August. Incubation is done by female.

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