Coursers and Pratincoles (Glareolidae)

Jerdon's Courser (Rhinoptilus bitorquatus) - HBW 3, p. 379

French: Courvite de Jerdon German: Godavarirennvogel Spanish: Corredor del Godavari
Other common names: Double-banded Courser(!)

Taxonomy: Macrotarsius [sic] bitorquatus Blyth, 1848, Eastern Ghats, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Sometimes included in Cursorius. Probably most closely related to R. chalcopterus of Africa, with which may form superspecies; shares similar lightly wooded habitat. Monotypic.

Distribution: Limited to Pennar and, formerly, Godavari Valleys in Andhra Pradesh, EC India.

  • Critically Endangered
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