The population of Bustards in Pakistan is in extreme danger due to hunting as those are the fun targets of the huntsmen specially coming from Arab regions. Poor bustards were once found in abundance in the dry and open territories of the country but now their numbers are alarmingly declined. These large terrestrial birds are omnivorous and nest on the ground. They walk steadily on strong legs and big toes, pecking for food as they go. They have long broad wings with “fingered” wingtips, and striking patterns in flight. Many have interesting mating displays. There are 26 species worldwide and out of which 6 striking bustards live in Pakistan.
Great Bustard – Otis tarda