Sandgrouse (Pteroclidae)

Pin-tailed Sandgrouse (Pterocles alchata) - HBW 4, p. 51

French: Ganga cata German: Spießflughuhn Spanish: Ganga Ibérica
Other common names: White-bellied/Large Pin-tailed Sandgrouse

Taxonomy: Tetrao Alchata Linnaeus, 1766, Spain.
Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • alchata (Linnaeus, 1766) - Iberian Peninsula and SE France.
  • caudacutus (S. G. Gmelin, 1774) - NW Africa, from Morocco E to N Libya; SE Turkey and Middle East through Iraq and Iran E to Uzbekistan and S Kazakhstan.

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