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Sandgrouse, Black-bellied
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Pterocles orientalis
Afghanistan, Africa, Asia, Atlantic Islands, Belarus, Belgium, China, Cyprus, Eastern Europe excluding Russia, Europe, Germany, Global, Greece, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Middle East, North Africa, Pakistan, PakistanIndiaBanghladesh, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Tajikistan, Turkestan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Western Europe and Scandinavia Read more
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In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 28,000-62,000 breeding pairs, equating to 84,000-186,000 individuals (BirdLife International 2004). Europe forms 5-24% of the global range, so a very preliminary estimate of the global population size is 500,000-4,000,000 individuals, althoug ...
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The nominate race breeds in Iberia, northwest Africa, the Canary Islands, Turkey, Iran, Cyprus and Israel. The eastern form P. o. arenarius (Pallas, 1775) is found in Kazakhstan, western China and northern Pakistan. It is a partial migrant, with central Asian birds moving to the Pakistan and northern India in winter. ...
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