sandgrouse

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

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  • sandgrouse — [sand′grous΄] n. any of a family (Pteroclididae) of birds in the same order (Columbiformes) as pigeons, found in sandy regions of S Europe, Asia, and Africa * * * sand grouse n. Any of various pigeonlike birds of the genus Pterocles and related… …   Universalium

  • sandgrouse — [sand′grous΄] n. any of a family (Pteroclididae) of birds in the same order (Columbiformes) as pigeons, found in sandy regions of S Europe, Asia, and Africa …   English World dictionary

  • Sandgrouse — Taxobox name = Sandgrouse image width = 240px image caption = Pallas s Sandgrouse regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves infraclassis = Neognathae ordo = Pteroclidiformes familia = Pteroclididae familia authority = Bonaparte, 1831… …   Wikipedia

  • sandgrouse — /ˈsænd graʊs/ (say sand grows) noun (plural sandgrouse) any of various birds which constitute the family Pteroclidae, inhabiting deserts, scrub, and grasslands of Africa and Eurasia; the males have specially adapted belly feathers used to carry… …  

  • sandgrouse — smiltvištės statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Pterocles angl. sandgrouse vok. Flughuhn, n rus. рябок, m pranc. ganga, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – smiltvištiniai siauresnis terminas – baltapilvė smiltvištė siauresnis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • sandgrouse — smiltvištiniai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Pteroclidae angl. sandgrouse vok. Flughühner; Steppenläufer; Wüstenhühner rus. рябковые pranc. gangas; ptéroclididés; ptéroclidés ryšiai: platesnis terminas – smiltvištiniai… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Sandgrouse (journal) — Infobox Journal title = Sandgrouse discipline = Ornithology language = English link1 = http://www.osme.org link1 name = OSME homepage publisher = Ornithological Society of the Middle East country = United Kingdom history = ISSN = 0260 4736: For… …   Wikipedia

  • sandgrouse — noun Date: 1783 any of numerous birds (family Pteroclididae) of arid parts of southern Europe, Asia, and Africa that have precocial downy young and are related to the shorebirds and the pigeons …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sandgrouse — noun /ˈsændˌɡɹaʊs/lang=en Any of several species of birds in the family Pteroclididae …   Wiktionary

  • sandgrouse — noun (plural same) a seed eating ground dwelling bird with brownish plumage, found in arid regions. [Genera Pterocles and Syrrhaptes: several species.] …   English new terms dictionary

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