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sandgrouse

Syllabification: sand·grouse
Pronunciation: /ˈsan(d)ɡrous
 
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Definition of sandgrouse in English:

noun (plural same)

A seed-eating ground-dwelling bird with brownish plumage, allied to the pigeons and found in the deserts and arid regions of the Old World.
  • Family Pteroclididae, genera Pterocles and Syrrhaptes: several species
Example sentences
  • It has been suggested that columbids are closely related to gamebirds, buttonquails, parrots, shorebirds and sandgrouse (sandgrouse are sometimes included in the order Columbiformes).
  • In addition, there are other male-incubating species such as buttonquail, mesites, sandgrouse, and shorebirds that have neither helpers nor communal cooperation.
  • Reviews the 250 species of pheasants, partridges, grouse, quails, turkeys, guineafowls, buttonquails, sandgrouse, and plains-wanderers of the world.

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