sand grouse

sand grouse
noun
pigeon-like bird of arid regions of the Old World having long pointed wings and tail and precocial downy young
Syn: ↑sandgrouse
Hypernyms: ↑columbiform bird
Hyponyms:
Member Holonyms: ↑Pteroclididae, ↑family Pteroclididae

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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]

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sand grouse noun
Any bird of the genera Pterocles and Syrrhaptes, with long pointed wings, once classified as grouse because of their feathered legs but now considered as a suborder (Pterocletes) related to pigeons
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Main Entry:sand

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sand grouse,
any bird of a family, similar to a pigeon, found in sandy regions of southern Europe, western Asia, and northern Africa.

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