Black-faced sandgrouse

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Black-faced sandgrouse
Pterocles decoratus -Serengeti National Park, Tanzania -pair-8.jpg
At pair at Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Pteroclidiformes
Family: Pteroclididae
Genus: Pterocles
Species: P. decoratus
Binomial name
Pterocles decoratus
Cabanis, 1868

The black-faced sandgrouse (Pterocles decoratus) is a species of bird in the Pteroclididae family. It is found in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Subspecies[edit]

There are three subspecies:[2]

  • P. d. decoratus - SE Kenya and E Tanzania
  • P. d. ellenbecki - NE Uganda and N Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia
  • P. d. loveridgei - W Kenya and W Tanzania

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Pterocles decoratus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Black-faced Sandgrouse (Pterocles decoratus)". The Internet Bird Collection. Retrieved 2012-06-02.