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
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
The bird, its shadow and a flashlight Locality Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Ghanzi District, Botswana
Volkert van der Willigen 7 February 2005 2 years ago 25 sec 3.6
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Single bird, Side view
Locality Polokwane Game Reserve, Polokwane (Pietersburg), Limpopo Province, South Africa
jmdebruyn 20 February 2009 3 years ago 4
Locality Brenu, Central Region, Ghana (Monotypic species)
Nik Borrow 23 April 2013 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 3.8
An adult foraging on a grassy roadside.
Locality Zaagkuildrift Road, Limpopo Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
David Beadle 7 February 2011 12 weeks ago 3.8
Bird in spotlight at night
Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa
Chris and Megan Perkins 23 March 2009 4 years ago 3.7
A bird on the ground.
Locality Tendaba, Lower River Division , The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Photo-ay 27 February 2009 4 years ago 3.5
Bird on the ground
Locality Mandinaba, Western Division, The Gambia
Klaus Lachenmaier 26 March 2013 5 weeks ago 3.3
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