Monday, 7 April 2014

Double-banded Sandgrouse

Double-banded Sandgrouse – Multi-coloured birds of Southern Africa

It was a few years of birding before we saw our first  Double-banded Sandgrouse (Pterocles bicinctus) I can remember how excited we were at seeing this stunning multi coloured bird up close and personal. 

Being found in the most arid parts of South and Southern Africa and as with many of our birding experiences our Double-banded Sandgrouse was spotted driving along a dirt road towards the northern part of South Africa’s Kruger National Park.

Photograph of a male Double-banded Sandgrouse (Pterocles bicinctus)
A male Double-banded Sandgrouse (Pterocles bicinctus)