- Chlamydotis macqueenii
- Brown above
- White below
- Black stripe down the sides of neck
Sexes are similar, but the female is smaller and greyer above.
MacQueen's Bustard has a greater tendency to wander than it's fellow Chlamydotis species, the sedentary Houbara Bustard. Records stretch as far as Great Britain, mainly in the 19th century, though only recorded as Chlamydotis bustards (pre-split, see Taxonomy).
It has been hunted to near-extinction in the Middle East by Arab falconers. Conservation efforts by the late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in the United Arab Emirates have given some hope for the future of this bustard.
A monotypic species.
Formerly lumped within Houbara Bustard, C. undulata.
Deserts and very arid sandy areas.
The 2-4 eggs are laid on the ground.
Diet includes seeds, insects and other small creatures.
- Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Macqueen's Bustard. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 18 May 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Macqueen%27s_Bustard