left button
Sign in with Google
right button
Sandgrouse, Namaqua
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Pterocles namaqua
Africa, Angola, Botswana, Eastern Cape Province, Free State Province, Gauteng Province, Global, Limpopo Province, Namibia, North West Province, Northern Cape Province, South Africa, South Central Africa, Southern Africa, Western Cape Province, Zambia Read more
Related Reading
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be common to locally abundant in much of its range (del Hoyo et al. 1997). ...
Read More
The sandgrouse is a medium-sized bird with a plump body, small head and short legs. It grows to a length of about 28 centimetres (11 in). The male has an orangish buff head, throat and chest delineated by a conspicuous narrow band of white and dark brown. The back and wings are mottled brown with large white specks and there are two long black filaments extending from the olive-brown tail. The colouring of the female and juvenile is more cryptic being generally various shades of brown patterned with white specks.[ 2] It could be confused with the Double-banded Sandgrouse (Pterocles bicinctus) and Burchell's Sandgrouse (Pterocles burchelli), which share the same range. ...
Read More