Sandgrouse

family of birds

Sandgrouse is the common name for about sixteen species of ground-dwelling birds. They usually occur in steppe-like environments, with large open spaces, and few if any trees. They occur mostly in Africa and Asia. Some species also live on the Iberian peninsula, and in France. They mostly eat seeds.

Sandgrouse
Double-banded Sandgrouse.JPG
Double-banded sandgrouse
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Columbimorphae
Order: Pterocliformes
Huxley, 1868
Family: Pteroclidae
Bonaparte, 1831
Genera
Synonyms
  • Pteroclididae
  • Pterocleidae