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Painted Sandgrouse Staying Still to Avoid Detection Another marvelous Ranthambore sighting, this one and its mate froze instead of flushing allowing us not only a great view but also a great photo. Geotagged,India,Painted sandgrouse,Pterocles indicus,Rajasthan,Ranthambore National Park,Winter Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Painted Sandgrouse Staying Still to Avoid Detection

Another marvelous Ranthambore sighting, this one and its mate froze instead of flushing allowing us not only a great view but also a great photo.

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  1. So beautiful! Posted 2 months ago
  2. I just love birds with earth tones. Somehow their lack of vibrant colors they manage to compensate, not sure if I'm making sense. Posted 2 months ago, modified 2 months ago
    1. I agree, Ferdy. The earth tones lend them a natural beauty without being flashy. The same goes for butterflies. Posted 2 months ago
    2. I agree as well, and the famous American nature writer, Peter Mathiessen actually wrote about this in his book about shorebirds, The Wind Birds. Posted 2 months ago

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The painted sandgrouse is a medium large bird in the sandgrouse family found in India and Pakistan.

Similar species: Sandgrouse
Species identified by Barry
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By Barry

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Uploaded Apr 3, 2019. Captured Mar 13, 2019 04:36 in Unnamed Road, Ranthambhore Fort, Rajasthan 322001, India.
  • Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
  • f/5.8
  • 1/202s
  • ISO80
  • 150.5mm