Distribution, status and conservation of the Houbara Bustard Chlamydotis undulata fuertaventurae Rothschild & Hartert, 1894, in the Canary Islands, November-December 1994

Authors: MARTÍN, A., LORENZO, J. A., HERNÁNDEZ, M. A., NOGALES, M., MEDINA, F. M., DELGADO, J. D., NARANJO, J. J., QUILIS, V. and DELGADO, G.

Published: Volume 44(1), June 1997. Pages 61-69.

Language: English

Keywords: Canary Islands, census, Chlamydotis undulata fuertaventurae, conservation, distribution and population size.

Summary:

This paper presents the results of a census of the Canarian Houbara, which covered for the first time the total area occupied by this subspecies. Houbaras were detected only in Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Graciosa. A total of 379 birds were recorded (33 from vehicles, 16 outside the transects, and a minimum of 330 inside the censusing belt), from which we estimated a total populatin of 527 birds: 18 in Graciosa, 268 in Lanzarote and 241 in Fuerteventura. Although the species seems to reach in the Canarian archipielago, the highest density recorded for its whole geographical distribution, the island population is threathened by current loss and alteration of their habitat.

Full Article:

Full Article

Enter your email and password to access the contents of the subscribers of the magazine. If you are not subscribed click here





We use own and third party cookies for the proper operation of the Website, carrying out analytical metrics, showing multimedia content and advertising, and interacting with social networks. More information in our Cookies Policy.
Accept Exit