Bronze-winged Courser (Rhinoptilus chalcopterus) - HBW 3, p. 379
French: Courvite à ailes bronzées
Spanish: Corredor Patirrojo
Other common names: Violet-tipped Courser
Taxonomy: Cursorius chalcopterus Temminck, 1824, Senegal.
Sometimes included in Cursorius. Probably closest to R. bitorquatus of India with which may form superspecies; shares similar lightly wooded habitat. Birds from Tanzania S to South Africa sometimes racially separated as albofasciatus. Monotypic.
Distribution: Senegal across Sahelian region to S Sudan and W Ethiopia, thence S to Kenya, Tanzania, S Zaire and Angola, and to N & E parts of South Africa.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
The bird, its shadow and a flashlight Locality Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Ghanzi District, Botswana
Volkert van der Willigen 7 February 2005 3 years ago 25 sec 3.8
A bird on the ground during daytime. Locality Tendaba, Lower River Division , The Gambia (Monotypic species)
herve jacob 10 February 2010 3 years ago 21 sec 3.7
PhotosSee all 7 photos
Locality Brenu, Central Region, Ghana (Monotypic species)
Nik Borrow 23 April 2013 32 weeks ago 4.3
Single bird, Side view
Locality Polokwane Game Reserve, Polokwane (Pietersburg), Limpopo Province, South Africa
jmdebruyn 20 February 2009 4 years ago 4.2
An adult foraging on a grassy roadside.
Locality Zaagkuildrift Road, Limpopo Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
David Beadle 7 February 2011 40 weeks ago 4
Bird in spotlight at night
Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa
Chris and Megan Perkins 23 March 2009 4 years ago 4
A bird on the ground.
Locality Tendaba, Lower River Division , The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Photo-ay 27 February 2009 4 years ago 3.8
Bird on the ground
Locality Mandinaba, Western Division, The Gambia
Klaus Lachenmaier 26 March 2013 33 weeks ago 3.6
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