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sand grouse

any of several birds of the family Pteroclididae inhabiting sandy areas of the Old World, resembling both pigeons and shorebirds and having precocial young.
Also, sandgrouse.
1775-85 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for sandgrouse


any bird of the family Pteroclididae, of dry regions of the Old World, having very short feet, a short bill, and long pointed wings and tail: order Columbiformes
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Encyclopedia Article for sandgrouse

any of 16 species of birds of Asian and African deserts. According to some systems of classification, sandgrouse are ranked with the plovers within the order Charadriiformes.

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