The Asian Houbara
why must we preserve the houbara?
We are Shahd and Arayam and this presentation will be about The Asian houbara and why we must we preserve the houbara. We are going to display some information about the Asian houbara and many details about its life and the Migration and why is it vulnerable to extinction ? . We mostly used the internet to gather this information but we also used information from our research. So now we will start our presentation.
What are Houbara and where do they live ?
Houbara bustards are large-bodied birds with long legs and a slender neck. They have a sandy brown color and their underside is a creamy white. Houbaras are omnivorous their diet consists plants, seeds, insects, spiders, small rodents and lizards. Houbara bustards inhabit large open landscape that are semi-arid regions of sand and stone desert with little of plants .
The Houbara food web
A houbara food web contains grass, insects, the houbara,a falcon and on another side it includes desert plant, toad, snake and also a falcon. the flow of energy in a the houbara food web decreases as we go up by 90% for ex. when we started with the producer (grass) the energy was 1000 kcal and up to the main consumer of the food web (falcon) it become 10kcal and so in all of the food web depending on the food chain that it originally belongs too. The houbara food web of course like any other food web can be affected by the decreasing or increasing of a certain animal in the food web for ex. if the owls increase the number of insects will decrease because there will be more owls to eat the insects and if the number of insects decrease the number of houbara will also decrease because they will have less insects to eat and if the number of houbaras decreases so will the number of falcons because houbaras are a very big meal that most falcons hunt and the if the falcon does not have a meal it will die causing a big decrease in the number of falcons. As we can see the big effect that only one animals leaves by decreasing or increasing in a food web.