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.)