Spot the beast 59

“An insconspicuos species that is easily overlooked during the day…” [1], I present you with this beast for you to find.

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Not difficult to find in the picture but the Double-banded Sandgrouse (Pterocles bicinctus), a lovely bird, is not easily seen as their camouflage blends it with its environment in an amazing way. This bird was sotted slowly crossing the road and moving into the grass by the road.

 

[1] Roberts VII Multimedia Birds of Southern Africa. iPhone and iPad Edition. Version 2.4

 

 

4 comments

      1. That’s how one sees them – if they stand still you haven’t a hope. My first guess was a courser. It took the closer view with its head turned to see that it was a sandgrouse. Beaut birds.

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