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.
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