sand grouse

or sand·grouse

noun
  1. any of several birds of the family Pteroclididae inhabiting sandy areas of the Old World, resembling both pigeons and shorebirds and having precocial young.

Origin of sand grouse

First recorded in 1775–85
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sandgrouse

noun
  1. any bird of the family Pteroclididae, of dry regions of the Old World, having very short feet, a short bill, and long pointed wings and tail: order Columbiformes
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