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Namaqua Sandgrouse

Pterocles namaqua


Size of a large pigeon, this ground dwelling plump bird has a small head, round body and short legs. Mainly brown in colour, it presents sexual dimorphism - on a photo No 1, male is in the first plan, and female in the background.


Found in dry habitats of southern Africa, here observed in arid shrubland of northwestern part of Namibia.

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Zlatan Celebic
Spotted by
Zlatan Celebic

Kunene Region, Namibia

Lat: -18.55, Long: 13.73

Spotted on Mar 8, 2020
Submitted on Mar 9, 2020

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