Houbara Bustard

Houbara Bustard is a large terrestrial bird. Its home range includes parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The Asian Houbara, which is a different species from the North African Houbara, is related to the Indian Bustard, a critically endangered species. These birds breed in Central Asia and spend the winter in Pakistan, Southwest Asia and Arabian Peninsula. They are threatened by poaching, hunting and habitat degradation. Recently, the Pakistan government gave Houbara hunting license to Arab royals despite outrage among the citizens.