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Pteroclidae

Black-bellied sandgrouse

Pterocles orientalis Photo by David Lanza (Ornito Addiction) Common name:black-bellied sandgrouse (en); cortiçol-de-barriga-preta (pt); ganga unibande (fr); ganga ortega (es); sandflughuhn (de)Taxonomy:Order PterocliformesFamily PteroclidaeRange:This species is found in the Iberian Peninsula, in north-west Africa from southern Morocco to north-western Libya, and in south-eastern and central Asia from Turkey, Cyprus and north-eastern Egypt, through Iraq and […]

Namaqua sandgrouse

Pterocles namaqua Photo by Ian White (Flickr) Common name:Namaqua sandgrouse (en); cortiçol-da-Namáqua (pt); ganga namaqua (fr); ganga de Namaqua (es); Nama-flughuhn (de)Taxonomy:Order PterocliformesFamily PteroclidaeRange:This species is found in southern Africa, from south-western Angola, through Namibia and Botswana and into Zimbabwe and western South Africa.Size:These birds are 24-28 cm long and weigh 140-240 g.Habitat:The Namaqua sandgrouse […]