Sandgrouse Chestnut-bellied


Name: Sandgrouse Chestnut-bellied

Scientific name: Pterocles exustus

Type: Grouse

Color: Black,Brown,Cream

Habitat: Desert,Fields

Size: 22cm

Conservation status:



Elegant and dark especially in flight with diagnostic all-dark underwing continuous with dark chestnut belly, merging into paler breast and buffish yellow head in male. Female shows black-spotted breast above the black bar; male has golden wings with some dark barring, female narrowly vermiculated blackish upperparts, and yellowish buff head; both sexes show elongated tail and narrow black bar on lower breast. May come to water in large flocks in early to mid-morning.

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