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Sandgrouse, Pallas's
 
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Scientific Name:
Syrrhaptes paradoxus
Location(s):
Albania, Asia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, British Isles, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Eastern Europe excluding Russia, England, Estonia, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, Global, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Middle East, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro Read more
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IUCN
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as irregular over its Chinese range, although common in some areas (Madge and McGowan 2002). Brazil (2009) has estimated the population in China at c.100-10,000 breeding pairs and c.50-1,000 wintering individuals. ...
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Wikipedia
Pallas's Sandgrouse is 30–41 cm long with small, pigeon-like head and neck, but sturdy compact body. It has long pointed wings and tail and legs and toes are feathered. Its plumage is buff coloured, barred above with a black belly patch and pale underwings. The black belly and pale underwing distinguish this species from the related Tibetan Sandgrouse. The male Pallas's Sandgrouse is distinguished by its grey heads and breast, orange face and grey breast band. The female however, has duller plumage and lacks the breast band though it has more barring on the upperparts. ...
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