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Three Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse at Antwerp zoo

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The chestnut-bellied sandgrouse is a species of sandgrouse. They are found in sparse, bushy, arid land which is common in central and northern Africa, and southern Asia. Though they live in hot, arid climates, they are highly reliant on water. They have been known to travel up to 80 kilometres in one day in search of water. All species of sandgrouse that have been studied in habitat have proved to entirely vegetarian throughout their lives, specialising in leguminous weed seeds and seldom eating.. more

Similar species: Sandgrouse
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded May 22, 2013. Captured Apr 27, 2013 11:35.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/5.6
  • 1/60s
  • ISO800
  • 105mm