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Double-banded sandgrouse

Scientific name: Pterocles bicinctus

Distribution: It is widespread in South Africa and can also be found in a number of other African countries.

Habitat: It lives in dry grass areas often beside roads and tracks, gravel patches recently burned areas with developing grass shoots. It mainly feeds on grass seeds.

Description: The double banded sandgrouse is a pigeon sized bird, with light brown plumage marked with dark stripes and white spots. Males can be identified by the striking black and white bands on the forehead and a chestnut coloured throat that is delineated by another back and white band. The eyes  are surrounded by naked yellow skin and it has an orange beak.

Hunting Method: Shotgun

Hunting available in: South Africa

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