From northeast Asia, across central Asia and the Middle East. From breeding grounds in northeast Asia, they migrate southward. However, some resident populations live and breed in the southern part of its range.
Range of Resident Population
Ranges across North Africa, with 80% of the population found in Morocco and Algeria. The species does not migrate with any movement limited to its natural areas.
Inhabits parts of Ethiopia and Senegal (Sahel region), with a small range extending to Saudi Arabia and Yemen in the southwestern part of the Arabian Peninsula.
Population is confined mostly to Rajasthan and Gujarat in western India, with small populations in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Ranges include southern Europe and western and central Asia. The population in southern Europe is mainly resident, while the more easterly populations migrate south in winter.
The major focus of IFHC’s work is with the houbara bustard. Learn more about the two species.