French: Ganga quadribande German: Buschflughuhn Spanish: Ganga cuadricinta
Coromandel; error = Senegal
Senegambia, S Mali, S Niger, S Chad and S Sudan E to Eritrea and Ethiopia, S to Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, N Uganda and NW Kenya.
25 cm. Small, with rounded tail and black and white pattern on males' forehead, as P. lichtensteinii, P. indicus and P. bicinctus. Male has... read more
Flight call a high-pitched, trilled, twittering, introduced by 2–3 dry staccato notes “pididit..... read more
Open or partly wooded dry savannas and bushveld; also cultivated areas; avoids deserts; prefers... read more
Food and feeding
No available information, most probably seeds like other sandgrouse. Feeds during night; drinks in the evening, from c. 20 mins. before to... read more
During dry season, Nov–Jun, mainly Mar in Senegambia, at least Feb–Mar in Sudan and Ethiopia. Nest, scrape on ground, in Sudan... read more
Sedentary, locally nomadic or migratory; in W Africa moves north during wet season, e.g. in Chad... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Frequent to common through most of area: locally common in Senegambia; common in Mali; abundant in N Ivory Coast during dry season; frequent to... read more
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