Latin name: Chlamydotis macqueenii

Common name: MacQueen's Bustard



Encyclopedia of Life:

Brief introduction: The MacQueen's Bustard (Chlamydotis macqueenii (Gray, 1832)) is a large bird that breeds in southwest Asia in deserts and similarly arid sandy areas. It’s classification was recently split into a separate species from the Houbara Bustard of the Canary Islands and Africa. One difference is that the MacQueen's Bustard has a tendancy to wander compared with the Houbara.

Related papers:
Zhang et al., Comparative Genomics Reveals Insights into Avian Genome Evolution and Adaptation. Science, (2014).
Jarvis et al., Whole Genome Analyses Resolve Early Branches in the Tree of Life of Modern Birds. Science, (2014).