The Pin-tailed sandgrouse – Pterocles alchata is medium large bird of the Family Pteroclidae and Order Pterocliformes. It is present in The Iberian Peninsular, N Africa, N Arabia and SW Central Asia. In the AWB Region it is resident across the Maghreb states into NW Libya. It is resident across N Arabia into bordering areas of Turkey and Iran, these birds winter just a little further south in NW Saudi Arabia. Some of the birds from Central Asia winter further south in NE Iran.
Type - landfowl - nests on the ground, Summer Habitat - open treeless country, steppes, plains, Winter Habitat - bare agricultural land. Resident Habitat - open sandy ground with minimal vegetation, Order: Pterocliformes Family: Pteroclidae Genus: Pterocles
Species...Pterocles alchata Pin-tailed sandgrouse - Species -ebird.org Pin-tailed sandgrouse - Species sheet - wikipedia.org Pin-tailed sandgrouse - Card - oiseaux-birds.com Pin-tailed sandgrouse - Database - avibase Pin-tailed sandgrouse - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org
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