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A photo of a Double-banded Sandgrouse (Pterocles bicinctus), male
Double-banded Sandgrouse, Male

Double-banded Sandgrouse

Pterocles bicinctus

The double-banded sandgrouse (Pterocles bicinctus) is a species of ground-living bird in the family Pteroclidae. It is found in arid parts of southern Africa. A moderate sized bird with a plump body, the double-banded sandgrouse has a small pigeon-like head and long wings and tail. The general colour of the plumage is light brown with darker mottling and rows of whitish specks. The male is distinguished by having a conspicuous black and white band on its forehead and a chestnut throat area delineated by another black and white band. Both sexes have an area of bare yellow skin surrounding their eye and the male has an orange beak. The female is smaller and duller in colour. The juvenile resembles the female.
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