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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

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for 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

Since the sandgrouse is a typical desert bird, adapted to water shortage, this identification seems to be consistent ...

Google previewDeserts (2000)

by Susan H. Gray

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

Google previewThe Birds of Turkey (2010)

by Guy Kirwan, Barbaros Demirci, Hilary Welch, Kerem Boyla, Metehan Özen, 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 previewLuo Biological Dictionary (1998)

by J. O. Kokwaro

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 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 previewThe popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1877)

by Popular encyclopedia

plover, ploverspage, pochard, purre, quail, red- pole, redshank, redstart, robin redbreast, ruff and reeve, sanderling, sandgrouse, sandpiper, sealark, shoveller, siskin, snipe, spoonbill, stint, stonecurlew, stonechat, Btonehatcb, summer snipe, ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (2003)

by American Heritage Dictionary

ilycatchec goatsuckec greeniinch, greenshank, guinea iowl, harpv eagle, honeyeatec honev guide, kingiishec kookaburra, nutcrackec sandeding, sandgrouse, shearwatec woodpecker 11 butcherbird, ingatebird, golden eagle, hummingbird, ...

Google previewMongolian-English Dictionary (2013)

by Ferdinand D Lessing

Hazel, grouse, sandgrouse. koke --. Spruce grouse. Fl], 1.

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 previewThe Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 3rd edition (2012)

by Chambers,

piwakawaka, sanderling,sandgrouse, shearwater, sheathbill,song thrush, sunbittern, tropicbird, turtledove,wattlebird, woodpecker, woodpigeon 11 butcherbird,frigate bird,golden eagle,hummingbird, mockingbird, nightingale, plantcutter,reed ...

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Small photo of The Great Socialist Peoples Libyan Arab Jamahiriya - CIRCA 1991: A Stamp printed in The Great Socialist Peoples Libyan Arab Jamahiriya shows Pintailed Sandgrouse, circa 1991Small photo of sandgrouse in the kalahariSmall photo of a Burcell's Sandgrouse taken in etosha national parkSmall photo of Double Banded SandgrouseSmall photo of Burchells sandgrouseSmall photo of Flock of sandgrouse flying together, Kalahari, South AfricaSmall photo of Spotted or Burchells sandgrouse (Pterocles burchelli), Kalahari desert, South Africa More...

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