The lesser florican (Sypheotides indicus), also known as the likh, is a large bird in the bustard family. It is endemic to the Indian Subcontinent where it is found in tall grasslands and is best known for the leaping breeding displays made by the males during the Monsoon season. These bustards are found mainly in northwestern and central India during the summer but are found more widely distributed across India in winter. The species is highly endangered and has been extirpated in some parts of its range such as Pakistan. It is threatened both by hunting and habitat degradation.


  • Title: Lesser Florican
  • Scientific Name: Sypheotides indicus

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