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Sandgrouse, Burchell's
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Pterocles burchelli
Africa, Angola, Botswana, Global, Limpopo Province, Namibia, North West Province, Northern Cape Province, South Africa, South Central Africa, Southern Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe Read more
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The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as widespread and common in Botswana, locally common in Transvaal state, South Africa; common in eastern Namibia, abundant in Gemsbok National Park and uncommon in Angola (Madge and McGowan 2002). ...
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Burchell's Sandgrouse is a plump bird about the size of a pigeon with a small head and short legs. The eye is surrounded by bare yellow skin, the cheeks and throat are pale grey and the body is light brown, mottled with darker shades and white speckles. The male grows to about 25 cm (10 in) long and the female is a little smaller.[ 2] ...
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