Syrrhaptes paradoxus (Pallas, 1773)
Family: Pterocliformes > Pteroclidae
Pallas's Sandgrouse has one of the strangest histories of any British bird; several hundred individuals arrived in 1863, 1888 (some of which subsequently bred) and 1908, but it has since been an extremely rare visitor.
This species breeds in semi-desert and steppe habitats from Uzbekistan east to north-west China. Although generally resident in its behaviour, Pallas's Sandgrouse may make occasional irruptive movements.
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Status and Trends
Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.
Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.
Lifecycle and body size information about Pallas's Sandgrouse, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.
Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.
Sample sizes are too small to report Biometrics for this species.
Feather measurements and photos on featherbase
|Field Codes||5-letter code: PALSA | Euring: 6630|
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