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Sandgrouse

   

Sandgrouse have small, pigeon like heads and necks, but sturdy compact bodies. They have long pointed wings and sometimes tails and a fast direct flight. Flocks fly to watering holes at dawn and dusk. Their legs are feathered down to the toes. There are 16 species worldwide and 4 species which occur in Namibia.

Namaqua Sandgrouse Pterocles namaqua

The Namaqua Sandgrouse (Pterocles namaqua) is a species of bird in the Pteroclididae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.

Yellow-throated Sandgrouse Pterocles gutturalis

The Yellow-throated  Sandgrouse (Pterocles gutturalis) is a species of bird in the Pteroclididae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Double-banded Sandgrouse Pterocles bicinctus

The Double-banded  Sandgrouse (Pterocles bicinctus) is a species of bird in the Pteroclididae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Burchell's Sandgrouse Pterocles burchelli


The Burchell's  Sandgrouse (Pterocles burchelli) is a species of bird in the Pteroclididae family.

It is found in Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

The name of this bird commemorates the English naturalist William John Burchell.

   
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