Macqueen's Bustard

Chlamydotis macqueenii (JE Gray, 1832) HOUBU 4442
Family: Otidiformes > Otididae

Macqueens Bustard, Yoav Perlman

A medium sized bustard that breeds in the Middle East and central Asia, and for which just one of the handful of accepted records comes from the modern era.

Western breeding populations of this species are sedentary, but eastern populations are migratory, crossing the Himalayas in the process.


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Status and Trends

Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.


This species can be found on the following statutory and conservation listings and schedules.


We have no population estimates for this scarce species.


Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.


View a summary of recoveries in the Online Ringing Report.


Lifecycle and body size information about Macqueen's Bustard, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.


Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.


For information in another language (where available) click on a linked name

Catalan: hubara asiàtica
Czech: drop hrívnatý
Danish: Østlig Kravetrappe
Dutch: Oostelijke Kraagtrap
Estonian: aasia kraetrapp
Finnish: idänkaulustrappi
French: Outarde de Macqueen
German: Steppenkragentrappe
Hungarian: pettyes túzok
Icelandic: Macqueendoðra
Italian: Ubara asiatica
Latvian: apkakles siga
Lithuanian: Makvenio einis
Norwegian: Steppetrappe
Polish: hubara arabska
Portuguese: abetarda-de-macqueen
Slovak: drop hrivnatý
Slovenian: ovratnicarska droplja
Spanish: Avutarda hubara asiática
Swedish: kragtrapp

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