Sandgrouse (Pteroclidae)

Namaqua Sandgrouse (Pterocles namaqua) - HBW 4, p. 52

French: Ganga namaqua German: Namaflughuhn Spanish: Ganga Namaqua

Taxonomy: Tetrao Namaqua J. F. Gmelin, 1789, Hantams Berg, north of Calvinia, western Cape Province.
May be closely related to P. exustus. Birds from N part of range formerly separated as race ngami, those of S & SE as furva. Monotypic.

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

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