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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Pteroclididae
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Genus
Order  Pteroclidiformes
Scientific name  Pterocles
Higher classification  Sandgrouse
Pterocles Spotted sandgrouse Wikipedia

Lower classifications  Pin‑tailed sandgrouse, Black‑bellied sandgrouse, Chestnut‑bellied sandgrouse, Spotted sandgrouse, Crowned sandgrouse

Painted sandgrouse pterocles indicus india

Pterocles is a genus of near passerine birds in the sandgrouse family. It includes all the species in the family except for two central Asian species in Syrrhaptes


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These sandgrouse have small, pigeon-like heads and necks, but sturdy compact bodies. They have long pointed wings and sometimes tails. Their legs are feathered down to the toes, but unlike Syrrhaptes the toes are not feathered.

Pterocles Pterocles Discover Life

Pterocles sandgrouse have a fast direct flight, and flocks fly to watering holes at dawn and dusk.

Two to three eggs are laid directly on the ground. They are buff or greenish with cryptic markings. All species are resident.

Pterocles Pintailed Sandgrouse Pterocles alchata HBW Alive

Black bellied sandgrouse pterocles orientalis cyprus

Species in taxonomic order

Pterocles Blackbellied Sandgrouse Pterocles orientalis HBW Alive

  • Pin-tailed sandgrouse, P. alchata
  • Namaqua sandgrouse, P. namaqua
  • Chestnut-bellied sandgrouse, P. exustus
  • Spotted sandgrouse, P. senegallus
  • Black-bellied sandgrouse, P. orientalis
  • Crowned sandgrouse, P. coronatus
  • Yellow-throated sandgrouse, P. gutturalis
  • Burchell's sandgrouse, P. burchelli
  • Madagascan sandgrouse, P. personatus
  • Black-faced sandgrouse, P. decoratus
  • Lichtenstein's sandgrouse, P. lichtensteinii
  • Double-banded sandgrouse, P. bicinctus
  • Painted sandgrouse, P. indicus
  • Four-banded sandgrouse, P. quadricinctus
  • References

    Pterocles Wikipedia