The chestnut-bellied sandgrouse (Pterocles exustus) is a species of sandgrouse. They are found in sparse, bushy, arid land which is common in central and northern Africa, and southern Asia. Though they live in hot, arid climates, they are highly reliant on water. They have been known to travel up to 80 kilometres (50 mi) in one day in search of water. All species of sandgrouse that have been studied in habitat have proved to entirely vegetarian throughout their lives, specialising in leguminous weed seeds and seldom eating grass seeds.



In the 1960s many birds were captured using clap traps from Rajasthan in India and introduced into Nevada. They have also been introduced to Hawaii.

A subspecies, P. e. floweri, was last seen in the Nile Valley of Egypt in 1979. It is thought to be extinct, but the reasons for this are unknown.
Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse
Date Location Count
2020-11-11 07:37Tarangire NP--Lemiyon Circuit Grasslands16
2020-11-08 06:25Amboseli NP2
2020-11-29 07:43Tsavo East NP--Lugards Falls
2020-11-28 13:04Lower Galana River, Tsavo East NP
2020-11-07 07:00Lulu Island1
2020-11-21 08:30Ain al-Fayda11
2020-11-03 07:11Khor Kalba (Alqurm Protected Area)11
2020-11-13 06:10Hilf Sewage Works5
2020-11-24 07:00Center for Desert and Ocean (CEDO)10
2020-11-16 16:00parth kansara photography6
2020-11-08 06:52Dhinchada Lake
2020-11-21 16:00Dhichda
2020-11-08 06:47Great Rann of Kachchh--Dholavira14
2020-11-25 16:40Desert NP30
2020-11-24 10:08Desert NP--Sudasari40
2020-11-24 15:20Desert NP--Sam To Khuri Road2
2020-11-25 15:11Nabhdungar5
2020-11-24 07:00Desert National Park35
2020-11-08 08:44Nyari-1 Dam15
2020-11-07 10:37Garida Dam4
2020-11-16 08:02Little Rann of Kachchh--Jogad28
2020-11-08 08:00Khetolai3
2020-11-30 06:52Little Rann of Kachchh--Kharaghoda entry1
2020-11-29 09:06Bhaskarpara Narmada Canal Area2
2020-11-29 08:36Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary15
2020-11-12 15:37Velavadar NP4
2020-11-28 14:12Jorbeer Carcass Dump, Bikaner2
2020-11-22 07:10Tal Chhapar Sanctuary30
2020-11-22 09:53Tal Chhapar WLS--Gaushala Area2
2020-11-22 08:03Raiwasa Lake & surroundings4
2020-11-22 09:00Morgaon5
2020-11-26 07:30Rashin Outskirts8
2020-11-21 09:00National Chambal Sanctuary -- Nadgawan4
2020-11-21 08:40Jayamangali Blackbuck Reserve3
2020-11-15 09:30Singur Dam Reservoir, Medak40
2020-11-17 16:06Timbaktu--Kalpavalli Restoration Area, Anantapur Dt4
2020-11-01 09:05Kannampalayam Lake, Coimbatore23
2020-11-25 08:55Pappampatti Grassland22
2020-11-17 09:59Uppar Dam2
2020-11-28 16:51Thinnanur lake2
2020-11-29 07:33Kiliyur Tank3