sand grouse


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sandgrouse

also sand grouse  (sănd′grous′)
n.
Any of various ground-feeding birds of the family Pteroclididae, of arid and semiarid regions of Eurasia and Africa.

sand′ grouse`


n.
any of several ground-dwelling birds of the family Pteroclididae, akin to and resembling pigeons, that inhabit arid regions of Africa and Asia.
[1775–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sand grouse - pigeon-like bird of arid regions of the Old World having long pointed wings and tail and precocial downy youngsand grouse - pigeon-like bird of arid regions of the Old World having long pointed wings and tail and precocial downy young
columbiform bird - a cosmopolitan order of land birds having small heads and short legs with four unwebbed toes
painted sandgrouse, Pterocles indicus - sandgrouse of India
pin-tailed grouse, pin-tailed sandgrouse, Pterocles alchata - sandgrouse of Europe and Africa having elongated middle tail feathers
pallas's sandgrouse, Syrrhaptes paradoxus - Eurasiatic sandgrouse with a black patch on the belly
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