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Namaqua Sandgrouse Gallery

Choose from 9 pictures in our Namaqua Sandgrouse collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


Namaqua SANDGROUSE - male feather soaking Featured Namaqua Sandgrouse Image

Namaqua SANDGROUSE - male feather soaking

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Namaqua SANDGROUSE - male feather soaking
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa
Pterocles namaqua
Male sandgrouse will dip their belly feathers under the surface of the water to allow them to absorb water like a sponge: each gram of feather can absorb up to eight grams of water. They will then fly back to their nest where their chicks can drink the water directly from the breast feathers.
(sand grouse)
Ingrid Van den Berg
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