Scientific name: Pterocles bicinctus
Distribution: It is widespread in South Africa and can also be found in a number of other African countries.
Habitat: It lives in dry grass areas often beside roads and tracks, gravel patches recently burned areas with developing grass shoots. It mainly feeds on grass seeds.
Description: The double banded sandgrouse is a pigeon sized bird, with light brown plumage marked with dark stripes and white spots. Males can be identified by the striking black and white bands on the forehead and a chestnut coloured throat that is delineated by another back and white band. The eyes are surrounded by naked yellow skin and it has an orange beak.
Hunting Method: Shotgun
Hunting available in: South Africa