Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse

Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse Pterocles lichtensteinii
On the road to Weliso, Ethiopia
26 January 2014

    We had just two encounters with this enigmatic species, which, despite its colourful apperance is able to conceal itself very well. I have seen several species of sandgrouse but I think that this one surely ranks as the most interesting.I consider myself fortunate to have seen it.


  1. Oh, I love this bird David! It looks like something from a Dr. Seuss book!

  2. I've never seen this grouse but what is he nice color. You're a lucky man that you've got these beautiful birds for your lens :-)