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sand grouse

or sandgrouse

noun
1.
any of several birds of the family Pteroclididae inhabiting sandy areas of the Old World, resembling both pigeons and shorebirds and having precocial young.
Origin of sand grouse
1775-1785
1775-85
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sandgrouse

/ˈsændˌɡraʊs/
noun
1.
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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