Pteroclidae


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Pteroclidae

[tə′räk·lə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The sandgrouse, a family of gramnivorous birds in the order Columbiformes; mainly an Afro-Asian group resembling pigeons and characterized by cryptic coloration, usually corresponding with the soil color of the habitat.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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