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
Bird sitting on the ground late in the afternoon, from Lake Manze Camp Locality Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania (Monotypic species)
Ian Hempstead 23 February 2014 34 weeks ago 20 sec 4.3
A bird standing on the ground late in the afternoon in Selous, from Lake Manze Camp Locality Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania (Monotypic species)
Ian Hempstead 23 February 2014 34 weeks ago 25 sec 4.3
The bird, its shadow and a flashlight Locality Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Ghanzi District, Botswana
Volkert van der Willigen 7 February 2005 4 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 4 years ago 21 sec 3.7
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Locality Brenu, Central Region, Ghana (Monotypic species)
Nik Borrow 23 April 2013 1 year ago 4.4
Locality Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania (Monotypic species)
Adam Riley 3 June 2009 6 weeks ago 4.2
Single bird, Side view
Locality Polokwane Game Reserve, Polokwane (Pietersburg), Limpopo Province, South Africa
jmdebruyn 20 February 2009 5 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 1 year ago 4
Bird in spotlight at night
Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa
Chris and Megan Perkins 23 March 2009 5 years ago 4
Bird in hand.
Locality Mkuze, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Adam Riley 7 May 2004 6 weeks ago 3.8
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