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- n. Plural form of florican.
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India, too, has three peculiar species, the smaller of which are there known as floricans, and, like some of their African and one of their European cousins, are remarkable for the ornamental plumage they assume at the breeding-season.
The * Bengal floricans of the National Park were estimated at 80 individuals with 24 male territories in the park in 1988; this is a fifth of the world population.
Where conservation efforts have been made, poor planning has resulted in the introduction of exotic species and conversion of grassland and open scrub habitat that are important for many focal species such as bustards and floricans.
The proposed expansion of the commercial salt extraction operations will result in disturbances to wildlife, especially to the wild ass population and the floricans, bustards, flamingoes, and pelicans.
Pea-fowl and jungle-fowl abound, as well as water-fowl; floricans and partridges, both black and red, are by no means unfrequent.
Ben believed it was a turkey -- a wild one, of course; but I could not agree with him in this point, for I remembered having read that wild turkeys are found only in America and Australia, and that there are none in Africa; though there are bustards and floricans, and several other kinds that bear considerable resemblance to turkeys, and hence are often called by the name.
** -- Halted at Kurunpoor, where the gentlemen of my camp shot some floricans, hares, partridges, and a porcupine along the bank of the small river Ole, which flows along from north-west to south-east within three miles of Kurunpoor.