Little Bustard

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Little Bustard

 

(Tetrax telrax), a bird of the family Otididae of the order Gruiformes. The little bustard ranges from 43 to 50 cm in length and from 0.6 to 1 kg in weight. The back is dull brown with dark striations, and the belly is white; in the male the neck is black with white stripes. The little bustard is distributed in northwestern and northern Africa, southern Europe, and southwestern Asia. In the USSR it occurs in the steppe zone from the Ukraine to eastern Kazakhstan and in Transcaucasia. The little bustard inhabits only virgin steppe; it is very rare in cultivated areas. The nest is constructed on the ground. A clutch contains three to five spotted green eggs, which are incubated by the female for about three weeks. Both male and female care for the young. The diet consists primarily of plant matter but also includes insects, notably grasshoppers. In the USSR the little bustard is accorded full protection.

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Abstract: A captive juvenile little bustard (Tetrax tetrax) was presented for acute onset of right head tilt and right circling.
Key words: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, otitis interna, vestibular syndrome, avian, little bustard, Tetrax tetrax.
A 2-month-old male little bustard (Tetrax tetrax) was presented by animal keepers because of an acute onset of a right head tilt.
Contract notice: Census populations sison (tetrax tetrax) and kite (milvus milvus) in extremadura, developing conservation plans and feasibility study on the reintroduction of ospreys (gypaetus barbatus).
Background: The little bustard (Tetrax tetrax), is a flagship species associated with semi-natural steppe habitats and traditional, low-input agricultural systems.
Four little bustards (Tetrax tetrax) (1 adult and 3 juvenile males), captured with leg nooses and fitted with a backpack radiotag, died after capture.