Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Sandgrouse :: Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse
Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles exustus
Described by: Temminck (1825)
Alternate common name(s): Indian Sandgrouse, Common Indian Sandgrouse, Small Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, Lesser Pin-tailed Sandgrouse
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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RangeSahel zone of sub-Saharan Africa and s. Arabian Peninsula to e. India;
Fragmented distribution with two main populations;
(1) S. Mauritania and Senegambia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Togo, c. and se. Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Lake Chad region, Central Africa Republic and c. Sudan.
(2) Egypt (Nile Valley).
(3) Ne. Africa from se. Sudan to n. Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia.
(4) S. Ethiopia, Kenya and n. Tanzania.
(5) Sw. Saudi Arabia.
(6) Iran, Pakistan and India s. of the Himalayas.
Introduced (6) to Hawaiian Islands (Hawaii).
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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