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In news: Taking serious note of the alarming extinction of two Indian birds, Great Indian Bustard and the Lesser Florican, the Supreme Court has constituted a high-powered committee to urgently frame and implement an emergency response plan for the protection of these species.

Lesser florican:

  • It is the smallest bustard in the world.
  • Distribution: It is endemic to India.
  • IUCN Status: Endangered.