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Either of two large bustards, Chlamydotis undulata of southwest Asia or C. macqueenii of North Africa and the Canary Islands, having a brown and white body and black and white plumes visible on the head and throat during the courtship display.

[Arabic ḥubārā; akin to Persian ḥōbara.]
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According to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites), the common leopard, snow leopard, Ladakh urial, greater spotted eagle, fish eagle, houbara bustard, crowned river turtle, Indian soft-shell turtle and many other mammals, birds and reptiles in Pakistan are 'vulnerable'.
LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court on Wednesday sought replies from federal and provincial governments on petitions questioning hunting of Houbara Bustard and the permits issued to foreign dignitaries.
ISLAMABAD -- The wildlife and forest departments of Sindh and Balochistan have told a parliamentary panel that illegal hunting poses a threat to critically endangered houbara bustard, partridges and other migratory birds, resulting in decline in their numbers.
and-Foreign Secretary Janjua says that all provinces have the right to decline the offers made by Arab princes for houbara hunting tripsand-KP has not issued a single hunting license to royals and foreign dignitaries since the last two years or so, says JanjuaISLAMABAD:Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua Wednesday said that the provincial governments enjoyed total freedom to stop Arab princes from hunting the endangered bird houbara bustard, adding the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has been saying 'no' to Arab princes since the last two years.
Summary: Lahore [Pakistan], Feb 1 (ANI): The Lahore High Court has withdrawn the ban on hunting of an endangered migratory bird houbara bustard.
LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court ( LHC) on Wednesday recalled its verbal orders of putting temporary ban on hunting of houbara bustard.
Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Mushahidullah Khan chaired the second meeting of Houbara Bustard Endowment Fund and Migratory Birds held at Ministry of Climate Change to discuss the financial rules.
Bahawalpur -- International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC) Abu Dhabi and Houbara Foundation International Pakistan jointly released 150 captive bred Houbara Bustard in the Cholistan Desert.
Official sources said that the Governor Tabuk after staying briefly and meeting with Defence Minister Khurram Dastagir and others officials, left for the area allotted to him by the federal government for hunting Houbara Bustard a internationally protected migrated bird who soar to the worm desert areas of Pakistan in Balochistan, Southern Punjab, Sindh and some places in Khyber Pukhtoonkhawa Province from Siberia.
Hunting of rare animals in the area, including antelope, Houbara bustard and other species by Middle Eastern royals has sparked anger in the area.
If your parents are dirty rich, can procure services of expensive lawyers and have right connections, than this can be a license to kill, just like the federal government issues special permission to rich Arab princes to hunt Houbara Bustard, an otherwise internationally protected species.
The most popular prey, the houbara bustard, a large, fast bird which lives throughout the Middle East is now being hunted to the point of extinction.