A Celebration of Sandgrouse

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I don’t know what the collective term is for a flock of Sandgrouse, but “celebration” would be fitting. One day in the Serengeti, we encountered one such celebration. There were flocks of two species present, actually. And I’m thinking I have yet to see one “grouse” of any kind in North America.

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Chestnut-Bellied Sandgrouse

First, there were the Chestnut-Bellied Sandgrouse in the middle of the road.

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Yellow-Throated Sandgrouse

And then Yellow-Throated Sandgrouse appeared. Fancy little birds.

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Chestnut-Bellied and Yellow-Throated Sandgrouse

The attraction was water.

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Yellow-Throated Sandgrouse

They tend to blend right in with the sand, but were still out in the open.

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Chestnut-Bellied Sandgrouse

More celebrations to come.

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Chestnut-Bellied Sandgrous

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