Painted Sandgrouse

Scientific Name: Pterocles indicus
Common Name: Painted Sandgrouse

Identifying Features: orange bill, black bar on white forehead, broad black and white band around the chest, breast and belly are a uniform pinkish-brown colour, wings and tail are brown and boldly marked in black and white transverse bars.

Fun Facts:

  • The painted sandgrouse is found in dry regions in rough grassland, rocky areas and scrub and feeds mainly on seeds.
  • It is gregarious and groups congregate at waterholes to drink


This image was clicked by KV Srinivasanvia Flickr.

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