Bengal florican also called as ‘Bengal Bustard’ is a very rare species of bird found in Indian sub-continent and Southeast Asia. The scientific name of the bird is Houbaropsis bengalensis (syn. Eupodotis bengalensis) which belongs to family Otididae. It is the only member of genus Houbaropsis. The bird has two subspecies. One is Houbaropsis bengalensis bengalensis while the other is Houbaropsis bengalensis blandini. The Bengal Florican is well known for mating dance. Among the tall grasslands, males advertise their territories by springing from the ground and flitting to and fro in the air. This aerial show is typically performed at dawn and dusk.

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