It is a large bird that living mainly on dry or sandy steppes. Macqueen’s Bustard will be found in the plains and desert areas of the center to east of Iran, which are low bushes. Deserts and semi-deserts of southern Khorasan are one of the most important habitats of Bustard life. This specie is very well adapted to the desert life.
Macqueen’s Bustard is an important species of wildlife in the world and Iran. In the ICUN list, It’s in the sensitive and vulnerable category ( VU ). It’s a bird with the diversity and use of various plants and animals and because of that , it helps to farmers more to eliminate the agricultural pests naturally.
It’s a shy and wilderness bird and prefers hidden rather than flying. This bustard is very found of salty plant which is a wild grass in desert areas and rarely drinks water, it gains his body water from the food he eats. Macqueen’s Bustard is also famous as a bomber bird. He has a strange defensive mode against the raptors, so that he throw his sticky stool in a bomb to the hunter and the feathers and wings of raptor have been stick. Mond protected area