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Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse

(Pterocles exustus)
Size: ca. 32 cm; wing span ca. 50 cm

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat

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Race "erlangeri"



Three Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse in flight - two male birds centre and right, a female on the left
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, April 2010]


Couple of Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse in flight - male bird on the left, female on the right
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, April 2010]

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