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Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse

(Pterocles lichtensteinii)
Size: 22-25 cm; wing span ca. 50 cm

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "arabicus"

This race is also called the "Close-barred Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse".

MALE

Lateral view of a male Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, March 2010]

FEMALE

Pair of Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse in the shade on rocks in a wadi, with the male on the right and the female on the left
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, March 2010]

Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse in flight
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, March 2010]

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