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Pterocliformes > Pteroclidae

Pin-tailed Sandgrouse

Pterocles alchata

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White belly and underbody contrast with a large chestnut breast band framed in black. Long tail extensions are prominent in flight. Females have white throats; breeding males have black throats. Found on dry open plains and dried-out river and lake beds. Makes daily visits to water holes usually in the morning, often in large flocks. In flight, hurried and pigeonlike. May be nomadic.

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