Yellow-throated sandgrouse

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

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

RangeEdit

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

SubspeciesEdit

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

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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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