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Pin-tailed Sandgrouse (Pterocles alchata)

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Pin-tailed Sandgrouse (Pterocles alchata) - Pin-tailed Sandgrouse
icono pie de fotoPin-tailed Sandgrouse
Pin-tailed Sandgrouse
Medium-sized bird with short legs, stocky, long body and mimetic colouring. White abdomen. Yellowish face and salmon-pink breast flanked with black lines. Sharp and long tail projection.
Similar species
Black-bellied Sandgrouse.
All year round.
Seeing the species
Relatively difficult; there is more chance of seeing it at dawn or dusk, which is when it moves.
Where to watch it

Recommended observation points: Bardenas.

Times of the year present: todo el año.

Observation: relativamente difícil; aumentan las probabilidades de observarlas al amanecer o al atardecer, cuando realizan sus desplazamientos.

Nature: residente.

Description: ave mediana, de patas cortas, cuerpo abultado y alargado y coloración mimética. Vientre blanco. Cara amarillenta y pecho asalmonado flanqueados por línbeas negras. Larga proyección caudal afilada.

Similar species: Ganga ortega.

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