Monitoring nesting sites of Lesser Floricans (Sypheotides indica) in and around Blackbuck National Park, Gujarat

Indra R. Gadhvi


The grasslands of Blackbuck National Park, Gujarat provide a major breeding ground for the Lesser Florican (Spheotides indica).  The study to identify potential nesting area of Lesser Florican and disturbance factos for the conservation and management of the species was conducted over 150 days from June to October 2001.  Thirty-eight male and 16 female floricans were sighted and a total of five nests were recorded during the study with an average clutch size of 4-5 eggs.  Local people of the surrounding area were contacted and made aware about the present status of the species.

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