Several, see text.
- Yellow-throated Sandgrouse, Syrrhaptes gutturalis
- Crowned Sandgrouse, Syrrhaptes coronatus
- Madagascan Sandgrouse, Syrrhaptes personatus
- Spotted Sandgrouse, Syrrhaptes senegallus
- Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse, Syrrhaptes exustus
- Namaqua Sandgrouse, Syrrhaptes namaqua
- Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Syrrhaptes orientalis
- Tibetan Sandgrouse, Syrrhaptes tibetanus
- Pallas's Sandgrouse, Syrrhaptes paradoxus
These are large birds breeding in open steppes or plateau. They nest in a ground scrape into which three eggs are laid.
Both species have mainly buff upperparts, an orange face and feathered legs and toes. They are smaller-headed than other sandgrouse, but have sturdy compact bodies.
Although there is range overlap, they are easily distinguished. Tibetan Sandgrouse has a white belly and black underwings, whereas Pallas's has a black belly and white underwings.
These birds are gregarious like other sandgrouse. Flocks fly to watering holes at dawn and dusk, on long pointed wings.
- Pheasants, Partridges and Grouse by Madge and McGowan, ISBN 0-7136-3966-0
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