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n. - Pigeon-like bird of arid regions of the Old World having long pointed wings and tail and precocial downy young.

Usage examples (23)
  • The pin-tailed sandgrouse (Pterocles alchata) is common on the adjacent plains and visits the river in large numbers to drink.
  • A pair of sandgrouse fell to her sling and were roasted on a spit; some pigeon eggs that would never hatch were lightly cracked and put directly in the fire in their shells.
  • He looked up, shading his eyes with his hand, and recognized them as 11chtenstein7s sandgrouse, desert birds, like brown pigeons that flocked to water every morning and...
  • Other characteristic avifauna are the houbara bustard (Chlamydotis undulata), Lichensteins sandgrouse (Pterocles lichtensteinii), and chestnut-bellied sandgrouse... for more
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