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Painted Sandgrouse

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MalePhoto by Momo Ranthambhor, Rajasthan, India, December 2009
Male
Photo by Momo
Ranthambhor, Rajasthan, India, December 2009
Pterocles indicus

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[edit] Identification

[edit] Distribution

South Asia: Eastern Pakistan and Indian peninsula.

[edit] Taxonomy

Monotypic.

Left a female, right a malePhoto by vaibhav mishra Kutch, Gujarat, India, January 2009
Left a female, right a male
Photo by vaibhav mishra
Kutch, Gujarat, India, January 2009

[edit] Habitat

Arid rocky lowlands.

[edit] Behaviour

These birds tend to concentrate in large numbers to drink at a favourite water hole.

[edit] References

  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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