Monday, June 16, 2014

Creature Feature #240: Florican

The Florican are the smaller members of the Bustard Family, with two species occuring: the Bengal and the Lesser. This fellow is the Lesser. He lives in open grasslands of India, but is highly endangered across much of his range. Males colour up dramatically in breeding season, sporting long plumes of feathers upon their heads. He will lurk in the grasslands and court the female by jumping up in front of her, croaking and fluttering his wings.

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