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Definition of the noun sandgrouse

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noun - plural: sandgrouse / sandgrouses (variant)

  1. pigeon-like bird of arid regions of the Old World having long pointed wings and tail and precocial downy young

Alternative definition of the noun sandgrouse


  1. Any of several species of birds in the family Pteroclididae.


Sandgrouse is the journal of the Ornithological Society of the Middle East. It is named after a family of birds which are particularly characteristic of desert regions such as those found in the Middle East. The first ten issues were edited by Donald Parr. Numbers 11 to 12 and volumes 13 and 14 were edited by Duncan J. Brooks. Volumes 18-25 were edited by Guy Kirwan, and volume 26 jointly by Kirwan and Michael Blair. Mike Blair was then the editor until spring 2008. The current editor since volume 30 is Dr P. J. Cowan of the University of Nizwa in Oman.

Phrases with Sandgrouse

  1. Crowned Sandgrouse
  2. Namaqua Sandgrouse
  3. painted sandgrouse
  4. Spotted Sandgrouse
  5. Tibetan Sandgrouse
  6. pallas's sandgrouse
  7. Burchell's Sandgrouse
  8. Madagascar Sandgrouse
  9. pin-tailed sandgrouse
  10. Black-Faced Sandgrouse
  11. Four-Banded Sandgrouse
  12. Black-Bellied Sandgrouse
  13. Double-Banded Sandgrouse
  14. Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse
  15. Yellow-Throated Sandgrouse
  16. Chestnut-Bellied Sandgrouse

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Google previewReligion, Literature, and Scholarship (2004)

The Sumerian Composition of Nanése and the Birds, with a Catalogue of Sumerian Bird Names by Niek Veldhuis

Sangrouses, however, are gregarious and vocal, so that the comparison with a silent lonely sandgrouse is a powerful one. In third millennium Sumerian the regular spelling is iri-gulmuˇsen (ED Birds and Ebla Vocabulary 1005:104 ...

Google previewThe Birds of Turkey (2010)

by Guy Kirwan, Barbaros Demirci, Hilary Welch, Kerem Boyla, Metehan Ã?zen, Peter Castell, Tim Marlow

Black-bellied Sandgrouse is a partial migrant in many areas, moving to milder regions in winter, e.g. being absent from many parts of Inner Anatolia between late October and early March. It is still generally rather scarce in Aegean and parts of ...

Google previewThe Book of Eggs (2014)

A Life-Size Guide to the Eggs of Six Hundred of the World's Bird Species by Mark E. Hauber

The Pallas's Sandgrouse is a typical inhabitant of vastdry grasslands, theAsian steppes.Yet in recent history, ina phenomenon called eruptive dispersaland breeding, ithasbeen known to reproduce sporadically as far west as the British.

Google previewDeserts (2000)

by Susan Heinrichs Gray

A An elf owl The sandgrouse is a bird that lives in the Namib.

Google previewThe Imperial Dictionary, English, Technological, and Scientific (1871)

On the Basis of Webster's English Dictionary ... Also, a Supplement Containing an Extensive Collection of Words, Terms and Phrases in ... Literature, Science, and Art, Together with Numerous Obsolete, Obsolescent, and Scottish Words Not Included in Previous English Dictionaries by John Ogilvie

The pin-tailed sandgrouse is the Pterocles setarius, found abundantly on the arid plains of Persia. SAND'-HEAT, n. The heat of warm sand in chemical operations. SANDINESS, n. [from sandy.] The state of being sandy; as, the sandiness of a ...

Google previewThe Imperial Dictionary (1861)

English, Technological, and Scientific by John Ogilvie

The pin-tailed sandgrouse is the Pterocles setarius, found abundantly on the arid plains of Persia. SAND'-HEAT, n. The heat of warm sand in chemical operations. SANDINESS, n. (from sandy.] The state of being sandy; as, the sandiness of a ...

Google previewThe Birdwatcher's Dictionary (2010)

by Peter Weaver

arctiea Order PTEROCLIDIFORMES Family PTEROCLIDIDAE (sandgrouse) Pallas's Sandgrouse Syvrhaptes paradoxus Order COLUMBIFORMES Family COLUMBIDAE (doves) Rock Dove Columba livia Stock Dove C. oenas Woodpigeon ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Geography (2002)

by Peter Haggett

Sandgrouse will fly up to 80 km (50 mi) each way every two or three days to reach a waterhole. Between the breast feathers and the skin of the male sandgrouse lies a mass of microscopic filaments, produced by the inner surfaces of the ...

Google previewLuo Biological Dictionary (1998)

by J. O. Kokwaro, Timothy Johns

Akuru, (Black-faced sandgrouse) Pterocles decoratus. The adult male is brown above and barred with black. The forehead, around base of bill and centre of throat are black, white band between forehead and striped crown of head. Black and ...

Google previewManding-English Dictionary (2015)

Maninka, Bamana Vol. 1. by Vydrine, Valentin

Dicoma tomentosa plant /is given to babies to make them start walking earlier/ 3 sandgrouse Syn gwāragwará (b) 3.1 Pterocles quadricinctus, Eremialector quadricinctus four-banded sandgrouse /chest banded sandy grey and black, brown ...

Google previewAn English-Hindustani Dictionary (1905)

by George Speirs Alexander Ranking

Sandgrouse, see Sand. Sandiuess, щ же!) retläpan. Sandpiper, Nutri, f. Sandwich, nig-ì» sanbîf, m. (E.) Sandy, Ãl-g-l) твид, (f.ï), (gritty) ы; 1ct-kim, (f-ï). ( colour) L_,Slá Щиты. Sane, (ВИНЫ здИти-Ь'ааб, did) _me gabilm-l-'aqL Sanity, «am U5 ...

Google previewMongolian-English Dictionary (2013)

by Ferdinand D Lessing

Hazel, grouse, sandgrouse. køke --. Spruce grouse. TU, l.

Google previewA Dictionary of Ila Usage, 1860-1960 (2000)

by Dennis G. Fowler

sicinoono, the Sandgrouse Pycnonotus spp., simaampolyo, a kind of BulbuL Pycnonotus barbatus., inkwizi-kwizi, the Common Bulbul Rostratula benghalensis, kazimusya , the ...

Google previewWord Parts Dictionary (2000)

Standard and Reverse Listings of Prefixes, Suffixes, Roots and Combining Forms, 2d ed. by Michael J. Sheehan

sandgrouse pterocl- (pteroclid) sandpiper charadr- ( charadrine); ...

Google previewA dictionary and grammatical outline of Chakali (2017)

by Jonathan Brindle

FourBanded Sandgrouse (Pterocles quadricinctus). pl. tsaparapiina. 1 tsara [ tsärå) v. to straddle, to sit with a leg on each side of something • báál sämäätsärå dáánáání. A man straddles a tree branch. °tsara (var of tsera) tsaratsara [ tsärätsärå) ...

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