3. Pterocles lichtensteini

3. Pterocles lichtensteini.

THE CLOSE-BARRED SAND-GROUSE.

In honour of Lichtenstein.

Male 10 3/4"; 8 oz. Female 10 1/3". Tarsus white. Bill flesh-brown. Primaries hair-brown, margined dull white, shaft of first quill brown. Resembles P. fasciatus, but tail has only fourteen feathers and pectoral band has four bars.— Male : Abdomen white, with crescentic black marks. Neck-feathers yellowish white, tipped black spot.— Female: No pectoral band. Chin, throat albescent, closely speckled blackish brown. (S. F. i. 219.)

Cold-weather visitor to Sind, W. of Indus, from N. E. Africa and S. W. Asia. (B.1318. O.8.)

Also P. bicinctus, the Double-banded S.G. from S. Africa, Male 9.7", Female 9.7". (O.G. 21.)

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
3. Pterocles lichtensteini
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
3
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
57
Common name: 
Close Barred Sand Grouse
M_ID: 
4799
M_CN: 
Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse
M_SN: 
Pterocles lichtensteinii
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
12619

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