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sand grouse

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noun

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

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Origin of sand grouse

First recorded in 1775–85
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British Dictionary definitions for sand grouse

sandgrouse
/ (ˈsændˌɡraʊs) /

noun

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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