(344) 26 cm; 180 g
Plain head, long pointed tail and call diagnostic.
Separated from F Double-banded Sandgrouse by streaked (not barred)
breast, and lacks chestnut belly of F Yellow-throated Sandgrouse.
More ﬁnely barred than F; belly reddish brown in M, mottled and
barred in F.
Common near-endemic; concern over decrease in numbers in recent
years. Highly nomadic. Flies in search of water 1-2 hours after
Arid and serni-arid shrublands and desert grassland.
Mostly very small seeds.
Loud, nasal ki-ki-vee, usually as ﬂight contact call.
Monogamous. 2-3 eggs laid in shallow scrape; br peaks vary from
region to region.
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