Yellow-throated sandgrouse

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Yellow-throated sandgrouse
Male at Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Pteroclidiformes
Family: Pteroclididae
Genus: Pterocles
Species: P. gutturalis
Binomial name
Pterocles gutturalis
Smith, 1836
Illustration from Horsbrugh, Boyd (1912)

The yellow-throated sandgrouse (Pterocles gutturalis) is a species of bird in the family Pteroclididae.


It is found in Angola, Botswana, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.


There are two accepted subspecies:[2]

  • P. g. subsp. saturatior E.J.O.Hartert, 1900 – Ethiopia to northern Zambia
  • P. g. subsp. gutturalis A. Smith, 1836 – southern Zambia and Angola to northern South Africa


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Pterocles gutturalis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ de Juana, E.; Boesman, P. "Yellow-throated Sandgrouse (Pterocles gutturalis)". Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. Retrieved 6 March 2017. 

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