The Black-bellied Sandgrouse has two subspecies, one resident in southwest Europe, northwest Africa and the Near East,
and the other breeding in Central Asia and wintering in Pakistan and northern India.
The first row of photos were taken by Elizabeth Barrett and all other photos on the page by Alexandra Makhnina,
all of the eastern subspecies in Kazakhstan.
The breeding male has a plain chest and rufous neck. Both male and female have the black chest band, white underwings and black belly.
The female has a speckled chest.