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The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be relatively common and widespread in the Tibetan plateau but it is declining in the former USSR (del Hoyo et al. 1997). ...
Tibetan Sandgrouse is about 30–41 cm long, with a small, pigeon-like head and neck, but sturdy compact body. It has long pointed wings and pin tail. It has an orange face, finely barred grey breast, neck and crown, white belly and black underwings. Male has unspotted buff wing while the female has barred wing coverts, upperparts and upper belly than the male. Juvenile lacks the tail pin, has narrower barrings and has less orange on the face. White belly and dark underwings are distinctions from the related Pallas's Sandgrouse, with which its range overlaps. Like that species, Tibetan Sandgrouse has feathered legs and toes, has no hind toe and the three front toes are short and squat.[ 2] [ 3] ...