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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.

sandgrouse

(ˈsændˌɡraʊs)
n
(Animals) any bird of the family Pteroclididae, of dry regions of the Old World, having very short feet, a short bill, and long pointed wings and tail: order Columbiformes
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Noun1.sandgrouse - pigeon-like bird of arid regions of the Old World having long pointed wings and tail and precocial downy youngsandgrouse - 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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The general public and quarters concerned are asked to stop the further shooting of Partridges, Sandgrouse, Quails and Duck species in any corner of province.
Registan lies in the districts of Thar, Mirpurkhas, Sanghar Khairpur and Sukkur covering the eastern flank of the province, which provides habitat for important fauna such as Partridges, Pea fowl, Sandgrouse, Birds of prey, rare Species of Chinkara, Desert cat, Indian wild Ass, endangered Houbara Bustard etc.
At dawn, I watched flocks of Crowned Sandgrouse fly in to drink while at dusk; as a further 300 White Storks arrived, they were replaced by Lichtenstein's the males dipping their breasts in the ponds to absorb the water sponge-like prior to flying back to their desert nests.
The episode also shows sandgrouse flying off to avoid fighting oryx.
Nest-site selection, egg pigmentation and clutch predation in the ground-nesting Namaqua Sandgrouse Pterocles namaqua.
The red fox, Arabian Lynx live in the sanctuary, which is a safe haven for many migratory and endemic birds, such as Hoopoe, Indian roller, pipit, bee, Egyptian vulture, Eagle, and See-see partridge, owls, and crowned Sandgrouse, wild pigeon, falcon, curlew, and seagull.
The Red Fox, Arabian Lynx also lives in the sanctuary, which is a safe haven for many migratory and endemic birds, such as Hoopoe, Indian Roller, Pipit, Bee, Egyptian Vulture, Eagle, the See-See Partridge, Owls, and Crowned Sandgrouse, along with Wild Pigeon, Falcon, Curlew, and Seagulls.
My memories of those years in Sudan are dominated by various hunting adventures, ranging from sandgrouse shooting, every weekend near the banks of the White Nile outside Khartoum, to more serious forays farther afield toward the borders with Ethiopia and Uganda.
A flock of yellow-throated sandgrouse glides above wispy fronds of thatching grass, while hyrax scurry into the cracks of granite kopjes, escaping the now searing midday sun.
A hungry leopard leaps up from behind a rock and plucks an unlucky sandgrouse out of the air before wolfing it down in one.
2009 Status of selected migrant species in Kuwait: observations and ringing, spring 1997 Sandgrouse 31 (1): 61-64