sandgrouse

NOUN
  1. pigeon-like bird of arid regions of the Old World having long pointed wings and tail and precocial downy young
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How To Use sandgrouse In A Sentence

  • It has been suggested that columbids are closely related to gamebirds, buttonquails, parrots, shorebirds and sandgrouse (sandgrouse are sometimes included in the order Columbiformes).
  • Eurasiatic sandgrouse with a black patch on the belly.
  • In addition, there are other male-incubating species such as buttonquail, mesites, sandgrouse, and shorebirds that have neither helpers nor communal cooperation.
  • The most immediate examples of that are in direct species offtake, such as the trophy hunting of sandgrouse in Kenya.
  • Little is known about sandgrouse despite the group having a broad geographical range.
  • Reviews the 250 species of pheasants, partridges, grouse, quails, turkeys, guineafowls, buttonquails, sandgrouse, and plains-wanderers of the world.
  • Also called a hemipode, it resembles a true quail in appearance and way of life but is more closely related to sandgrouse and pigeons.
  • Voice is one of the best clues to sandgrouse identification.
  • Different gruiforms were found to belong to both groups; mesites, kagus and sunbitterns were metavians close to owlet nightjars, grebes and sandgrouse; seriemas and bustards were coronavians without close relatives; while the gruiform core was part of a coronavian clade that included divers, cuckoos, turacos, tubenosed seabirds, storks, herons, penguins and pelicans. Archive 2006-11-01
  • Trans-desert migrants are attracted to the greenery of these sites, which are the only known breeding site in the Eastern Province for quail (Coturnix coturnix), spotted sandgrouse (Pterocles senegallus), and great grey shrike (Lanius excubitor). Persian Gulf desert and semi-desert
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