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Kingdom: Animalia       Phylum: Chordata       Class: Aves (Birds)       Order: Gruiformes        Family: Otididae
Four birds of the Otididae family (Bustards) are found in India; the Indian Bustard of the grass plains and deserts; Houbara Bustard, a winter visitor to dry regions of western India; the Lesser Florican, found in grass plains in western and central India; and the Bengal Florican of the tall, wet grasslands of the Terai and the Brahmaputra valley. The Great Bustard (Otis tarda) and the Little Bustard (Tetrax tetrax) are vagrants. All these birds are in the endangered red list of IUCN.
Indian Bustard  (Ardeotis nigriceps) - resident
Houbara Bustard  (Chlamydotis undulata) - winter visitor
Bengal Florican  (Eupodotis bengalensis) - resident
Lesser Florican  (Eupodotis indica) - resident
Great Bustard  (Otis tarda) - vagrant
Little Bustard  (Tetrax tetrax) - vagrant


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