Yellow-throated sandgrouse

The yellow-throated sandgrouse (Pterocles gutturalis) is a species of bird in the family Pteroclidae.

Yellow-throated sandgrouse
Male at Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Pterocliformes
Family: Pteroclidae
Genus: Pterocles
P. gutturalis
Binomial name
Pterocles gutturalis
Smith, 1836
Illustration from Horsbrugh, Boyd (1912)


It is found in Angola, Botswana, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.


There are two accepted subspecies:[2]

  • P. g. subsp. saturatior E.J.O.Hartert, 1900 – Ethiopia to northern Zambia
  • P. g. subsp. gutturalis A. Smith, 1836 – southern Zambia and Angola to northern South Africa



  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Pterocles gutturalis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. ^ de Juana, E.; Boesman, P. "Yellow-throated Sandgrouse (Pterocles gutturalis)". Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. Retrieved 6 March 2017.

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