Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Sandgrouse :: Pin-tailed Sandgrouse

Pin-tailed Sandgrouse Pterocles alchata

Described by: Linnaeus (1766)
Alternate common name(s): White-bellied Sandgrouse, Pintailed Sandgrouse, Large Pin-tailed Sandgrouse
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Crau, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence-Alpes-Cote dAzur, France - Jun, 2007 © Jean-Philippe Paris 
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W. Europe. N. Africa. Middle East. Ex. w. Asia;
Three to four populations;
(1) N. Mediterranean basin of sw. Europe (Portugal, s. Spain in the Spanish Zamora in the Duero River Basin and Extremadura Province in the Tajo River Basin, se. coastal France).
(2) Nw. Africa from Morocco e. in Algeria, Tunisia and nc. Libya, se. Turkey, Israel, Saudi Arabia (Harrat al-Harrah Reserve) and Near East. C. Asia in Iraq, e. and sw. Iran e. to s. Transcaucasus, Uzbekistan and s. Kazakhistan in the Aral Sea region and Turkestan.
Winters in s. Caspian region, se. Pakistan and sw. India.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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