Great indian bustard in India

The Great Indian Bustard is one of the heaviest flying bird species found in India and Pakistan. It is the flagship species of India’s grasslands and the Savannas (extensive grasslands with scattered deciduous tree species). The scientific name of Great Indian Bustard is Ardeotis nigriceps, and is locally known by different names in different states. The names popularly used are Maldhok, Yerbhoot, Ghorad, Godawan, Tuqdar, Sohan chidia, Sone chiraya etc. The Great Indian Bustard is a state bird of Rajasthan where it is known with the name Godawan.

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