Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Lichtenstein's sandgrouse (Pterocles lichtensteinii) in the Awash National Park

A surprising sight on a road in Ethiopia was this pair of Lichtenstein's sandgrouse (Pterocles lichtensteinii). They are nocturnal birds and not really common.


Female Lichtenstein's sandgrouse (Pterocles lichtensteinii)
Female Lichtenstein's sandgrouse

Male Lichtenstein's sandgrouse (Pterocles lichtensteinii)
The male Lichtenstein's sandgrouse.
Shared with Wild Bird Wednesday.
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