Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Lichtenstein's sandgrouse (Pterocles lichtensteinii) in the Awash National Park

A surprising sight on a road in Ethiopia was this pair of Lichtenstein's sandgrouse (Pterocles lichtensteinii). They are nocturnal birds and not really common.


Female Lichtenstein's sandgrouse (Pterocles lichtensteinii)
Female Lichtenstein's sandgrouse

Male Lichtenstein's sandgrouse (Pterocles lichtensteinii)
The male Lichtenstein's sandgrouse.
Shared with Wild Bird Wednesday.

13 comments:

  1. The Sandgrouse is a handsome bird. Great sighting and photos.

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  2. Love the graphic markings on the male's head - great birds!

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  3. Beautiful photos ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

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  4. Beautiful birds! Remind me the the scaled doves.

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  5. Congratulations on your fortunate find! They are beautiful!

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  6. Wow! What a beautiful bird. And so rare to see.

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  7. Very pretty birds, and thanks so much for sharing these. Not sure I've seen anything quite like them.

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  8. As always, the male is so much prettier than the female. That's a very interesting bird. I've never seen one.

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  9. Beautiful photos of the birds.

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