The Black-bellied Sandgrouse is a robust bird with a head similar to pigeons and long, broad wings. Measures 30 to 39 cm in length and weighs between 300 and 615.
It presents a clear sexual dimorphism, although both sexes have black belly and wings and tail flight feathers, this feature in flight is very evident. The male has the head, the neck and the upper part of the chest in gray, except for a black patch on the throat, framed by a cinnamon, orange tone that extend over the sides of the neck and the bottom of the cheeks. The rest of the upper parts are grayish Brown with yellowish speckles. [Read more…]