Gray upperparts and breast; black-striped sides; black eye-mask that extends down and across the breast; red bill, eye-rings, and legs.
Often followed by multiple juveniles. Seeks water sources twice a day. Flies for short distances or runs when disturbed. Nests on the ground.
Seeds and insects.
Semi-arid regions in western Jordan, including the Dana Nature Reserve. Less common in Azraq. Nests on the ground.