Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Gruiformes
Family Otidae
Genus Sypheotides
Species indica
Subspecies n/a
Synonyms n/a
Local name Sano Khar Majur
Distribution The Lesser Florican is a large bird in the bustard family, the only member of the genus Sypheotides. It breeds in Pakistan, and is a rare summer visitor in Nepal. Found in dry grassland and crops.

Small, slim, long necked bustard. Male breeding has spatulate tipped head plumes, black head/neck and under- parts and white wing coverts show as patch on closed wing, but have less white on wing than Bengal Florican. Non-breeding male similar to female, but has white wing coverts. Female and immature are sandy or cinnamon buff; separated from female/immature Bengal florican by smaller size and slimmer appearance, heavily marked wing- coverts and rufuos rather than buff background coloration to barred flight feathers.

Conservation status:
Endangered, 2006 IUCN Red list