Bustards adapt to produce 2-egg clutch
- The critically endangered bird species has adopted an altogether new behaviour of giving a clutch of two eggs at a time after getting additional protein diet during the monsoon season.
- 5% to 10% of the female GIBs had been detected in the past laying two eggs each, but the high incidence, with the signs of an evolving habit, had been observed for the first time.
- Aimed at preserving the GIBs whose population has reduced to less than 150 in the wild, the breeding project focuses on:
- Spatial prioritisation,
- Risk characterisation
- Conservation management with the endangered species.