Sandgrouse (Pteroclidae)

Crowned Sandgrouse (Pterocles coronatus) - HBW 4, p. 55

French: Ganga couronné German: Kronenflughuhn Spanish: Ganga Coronada
Other common names: Coronetted/Yellow-throated Sandgrouse

Taxonomy: Pterocles coronatus Lichtenstein, 1823, Nubia.
In past, sometimes included in genus Eremialector. Five subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • coronatus Lichtenstein, 1823 - Sahara Desert, from S Morocco and Western Sahara E to N Sudan and Red Sea.
  • vastitas R. Meinertzhagen, 1928 - Sinai and neighbouring areas in Israel and Jordan.
  • saturatus Kinnear, 1927 - hilly country of interior Oman.

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  • coronatus Lichtenstein, 1823 - Sahara Desert, from S Morocco and Western Sahara E to N Sudan and Red Sea.
  • vastitas R. Meinertzhagen, 1928 - Sinai and neighbouring areas in Israel and Jordan.
  • saturatus Kinnear, 1927 - hilly country of interior Oman.
  • atratus Hartert, 1902 - S Arabia through Iran to S Afghanistan.
  • ladas Koelz, 1954 - Pakistan.