Sandgrouse (Pteroclidae)

Painted Sandgrouse (Pterocles indicus) - HBW 4, p. 56

French: Ganga indien German: Bindenflughuhn Spanish: Ganga India
Other common names: Close-barred/Indian Sandgrouse

Taxonomy: Tetrao indicus J. F. Gmelin, 1789, Coromandel, India.
Forms superspecies with P. quadricinctus; also closely related to P. bicinctus and P. lichtensteinii, with both of which formerly considered conspecific. Monotypic.

Distribution: Most of Indian Subcontinent, from Punjab and Rajasthan E to Bihar, and S to Tamil Nadu.

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