Latest Otididae Stories

2013-04-18 21:22:22

An Arizona State University biologist and her team have found that the Asian subspecies of great bustard, one of the heaviest birds capable of flight, covers migratory routes of more than 2,000 miles, traveling to and from its breeding grounds in northern Mongolia and wintering grounds in Shaanxi province in China.

2011-08-05 09:04:33

The early burn out of the male Bustard may explain how biological aging evolved.

2011-02-08 11:07:58

Up until now it was unknown whether males of the great bustard (Otis tarda), an emblematic bird in Spain and endangered at a global level, transmit information on their weight, size, and age through their plumage.

2010-06-24 14:18:27

Even brooding female birds are sensitive to visual stimulation.

2009-05-01 14:26:49

In Botswana, conservationists fear that the pesticide used by the government to prevent birds from ravaging commercial crops might kill other species.

2005-07-18 19:45:48

Carrying binoculars and notebooks, thousands of nature lovers and conservationists scoured semiarid grasslands of western India Sunday to count a bird considered on the brink of extinction.

Latest Otididae Reference Libraries

2009-01-17 17:27:50

The Great Bustard (Otis tarda) is a species of bird of the bustard family. It is found in southern and central Europe, where it is the largest species of bird. It is also found across much of temperate Asia. Populations in Europe are mainly resident, but the Asian population move further south for the winter months. It is declining due to habitat loss through much of its range. It is extinct on the British Isles, and in the Bărăgan region of Romania. There are still large populations...

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