Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic family within the order Pteroclidiformessandgrouse.

Etymologies

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Pterocles +‎ -idae

Examples

  • The resident avifauna are Saharan, Saharo-Sahelian and Saharo-montane species: sand grouse Pteroclididae, doves Columbidae, barbets Capidonidae, larks Alaudidae, buntings Emberizidae, weavers Ploceidae, ravens and crows Corvidae are conspicuous.

    Aïr and Ténéré Natural Reserves, Niger

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