- Pterocles alchata
31–39 cm long. Head and upperparts yellowish-green, underparts white with a chestnut breast band, green neck. Sexes are similar, but the female is shorter tailed than the male.
Pterocles alchata has two subspecies:
- P. a. alchata
- P. a. caudacutus
Dry open treeless plains and similar habitats.
Its nest is a ground scrape into which 2 or 3 creamy eggs are laid. Both sexes incubate.
Flocks fly to watering holes at dawn. The call is a loud gatar-gatar.
- Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Pin-tailed Sandgrouse. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 4 December 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Pin-tailed_Sandgrouse
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