Yellow-throated Sandgrouse

Pterocles gutturalis

Yellow-throated Sandgrouse, Pterocles gutturalis, photo © by Michael Plagens.

Nairobi National Park, Kenya. 13 October 2016.

Yellow-throated Sandgrouse have small, pigeon-like heads and necks and sturdy compact bodies. They are ground-dwelling birds of grasslands and savannas where their mottled brown, black and white plumage affords excellent camouflage.

Pteroclididae -- Sandgrouse Family


  • Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Zimmerman et al.
  • Birds of East Africa by Stevenson and Fanshawe

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

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