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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.
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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]
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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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Species like peacocks, desert rabbits, sand grouse and antelopes are dying in Thar for lack of food and water.
There is also room for Morton to unleash his inner Attenborough, when the couple go on safari and are "lulled to sleep by the chirping of the yellow-throated sand grouse and the melancholy call of zebra at the water's edge".
There are many varieties of sand grouse like stone curlew, Indian, coroneted, painted and close-barred sand grouse.
I learned this lesson the hard way on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity on sand grouse in Namibia many years back.
There are also a lot of birds in the region, such as Sand Grouse that flock together in the valleys like Wadi Andam, which runs West past Al Jiza and connects with Wadi Halfin in the south.
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