Sandgrouse (Pteroclidae)

Burchell's Sandgrouse (Pterocles burchelli) - HBW 4, p. 57

French: Ganga de Burchell German: Fleckenflughuhn Spanish: Ganga Goteada
Other common names: Variegated/Spotted/Southern (Spotted) Sandgrouse

Taxonomy: Pterocles (Eremialector) burchelli W. L. Sclater, 1922, near Griquatown, Griqualand West, Cape Province, South Africa.
In past, sometimes included in genus Eremialector, or even in monotypic Calopterocles, mainly on grounds of being a rather isolated species. Birds of N Namibia and N Botswana were separated as race makarikari. Monotypic.

Distribution: SE Angola, Namibia and Botswana, E to SW Zambia, Zimbabwe and NW Transvaal, S to N Cape Province and W Orange Free State.

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