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Houbara Bustard | by shankar s.
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Houbara Bustard

This one is probably the most exotic of them all. This is the endangered Houbara Bustard of Arabia. The Houbara Bustard (Chlamydotis undulata) is a large bird in the bustard family. This one is probably the male. The Houbara Bustard is found in the Canary Islands, North Africa, Iran, Saudi Arabia, India, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, China, and the UAE. It breeds in deserts and other very arid sandy areas and is largely resident within its range.(Al Ain, UAE, Dec. 2012)

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Taken in December 2012