Males have yellow-green head and upperparts; white belly; chestnut breast with narrow, black borders; orange face; black throat; blue eye-rings; and black eye-stripes. Females have barred upperparts and yellow breast with three black bars.
Nomadic. Lives in flocks. Mostly seen in spring in grassy and cultivated areas and around waterholes in the morning.
Pin-tailed sandgrouse feed on seeds.
The Basalt Desert and the Azraq region in northern Jordan. Nests on the ground.