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Burchell's Sandgrouse

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Pterocles burchelli
MalePhoto by MybsKgalagadi National Park, South Africa, November 2006
Male
Photo by Mybs
Kgalagadi National Park, South Africa, November 2006

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[edit] Identification

Length 25 cm, mass 160-200 g. Males larger than females.

[edit] Distribution

Dry interior of southern Africa; Botswana, Namibia, south western Angola, western Zimbabwe and north-western South Africa.
FemalePhoto by Juninho
Female
Photo by Juninho

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Kalahari sands (shrubby grassland and scrub) and dry savanna.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Referebces

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.

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