from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See florikan.

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  • noun Either of two species of bird in the bustard family Otidae.


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  • Other work includes preliminary status surveys of the rhinoceros, Bengal florican and barasingha.

    Kaziranga National Park, India 2009

  • There are ten breeding species for which Nepal may hold internationally significant populations including Bengal florican Houbaropsis bengalensis (E) and rufous-necked laughing-thrush Garrulax ruficollis.

    Royal Chitwan National Park, Nepal 2009

  • The Jerdon's courser (Rhinoptilus bitorquatus) is endangered, and the spot-billed pelican (Pelecanus philippensis) and lesser florican (Eupodotis indica) are globally threatened.

    East Deccan dry-evergreen forests 2008

  • The ecoregion harbors a globally threatened species, the lesser florican (Eupodotis indica).

    Orissa semi-evergreen forests 2008

  • Including migrants, over 450 species of birds have been recorded and about 350 breed in the area, 16 being endemic including the threatened * Bengal florican Eupodotis bengalensis (E), a type of bustard, * great pied hornbill Buceros bicornis and * wreathed hornbill Rhyticeros undulatus among other hornbill species.

    Manas National Park, India 2008

  • The status of the Bengal florican was investigated in May 1984.

    Manas National Park, India 2008

  • Although none are endemic, the ecoregion does harbor the globally threatened lesser florican (Eupodotis indica) and houbara bustard (Chlamydotis undulata).

    Rann of Kutch seasonal salt marsh 2008

  • But the bird fauna includes the globally threatened lesser florican (Eupodotis indica) and the endangered Indian bustard (Ardeotis nigriceps).

    Narmada Valley dry deciduous forests 2008

  • Two species in this ecoregion, the Indian bustard (Ardeotis nigriceps) and lesser florican (Eupodotis indica), are globally threatened and warrant conservation attention.

    South Deccan Plateau dry deciduous forests 2008

  • However, it harbors several species that are of conservation importance, including the globally threatened lesser florican (Eupodotis indica).

    Chhota-Nagpur dry deciduous forests 2008


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  • An small bustard. Also spelled florikan or florikin.

    August 21, 2007