Sandgrouse (Pteroclidae)

Four-banded Sandgrouse (Pterocles quadricinctus) - HBW 4, p. 56

French: Ganga quadribande German: Buschflughuhn Spanish: Ganga Cuadricinta
Other common names: Lowe's Four-banded Sandgrouse

Taxonomy: Pterocles quadricinctus Temminck, 1815, Coromandel; error, Senegal.
Forms superspecies with P. indicus; also closely related to P. bicinctus and P. lichtensteinii. Birds to the E of L Chad were separated as race lowei. In past, sometimes included in genus Eremialector. Monotypic.

Distribution: Senegambia, Mali, Niger, Chad and Sudan, E to Ethiopia, S to Ghana, Nigeria, N Uganda and NW Kenya.