Sandgrouse (Pteroclidae)

Yellow-throated Sandgrouse (Pterocles gutturalis) - HBW 4, p. 55

French: Ganga à gorge jaune German: Gelbkehl-Flughuhn Spanish: Ganga Gorgigualda

Taxonomy: Pterocles gutturalis A. Smith, 1836, near Kurrichane, western Transvaal, South Africa.
In past, sometimes included in genus Eremialector. Birds from E of L Tanganyika formerly separated as race tanganjicae. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • saturatior Hartert, 1900 - Ethiopia S through Kenya and Tanzania to extreme N Zambia.
  • gutturalis A. Smith, 1836 - S Zambia and W Zimbabwe S through Botswana to N Cape Province and W Transvaal.

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