(Photograph by Mr K. Koshy and the text material provided by Mr. Devashish Dev)
regain its former range. Consider the following extract:
Roorkee to, I believe, Ghazeeabad, there runs a broken range of
sandhills. Along this tract, right and left of the range, the land is
high and sandy (bhoor), and here Bustards are to be found. I cannot
positively assert that they extend into the Meerut district, but I
believe such to be the case; and certainly a bird to be occasionally
seen during the rains in the Saharunpore district, east of Deobund.
round, and one was caught alive here some years ago for Mr. Craigie
Halket by some bahelias.
the Grand Trunk Road, (Merrut to Rookee) on some bhoorland close to a
and also I think by Mr. Pollock, cs., that both Bustard and Florican
were to be found some miles from the station, along the great Deccan
he frequently sees Bustard about Jowlee in the Muzuffernugger
Muzuffernugger, Oct 25th, 1879.
The Game birds of India. (Reprint from the "Asian") Addenda et
Corrigenda No. 1 - Edited by AO Hume. Stray Feathers VIII, p490