It started with wolves. Bilal Habib was working on his Ph.D. on wolves in 2002 at the Nannaj Bustard Sanctuary in Solapur, Maharashtra, when he noticed a flock of 25 Great Indian Bustards (GIBs) in a day. Although not directly involved in studying the bird, he began to collect information on flock size and movement. He witnessed what is called their “Lek breeding”, a practice in which three or four males display for females at different places in the arena. With their neck pouches (gula