Temminck's Courser (Cursorius temminckii) - HBW 3, p. 378
French: Courvite de Temminck
Spanish: Corredor Etiópico
Taxonomy: Cursorius Temminckii Swainson, 1822, Senegal.
Forms superspecies with C. cursor, C. rufus and C. coromandelicus, although present species partly allopatric with the first two taxa, which may therefore represent a separate superspecies. Occasionally treated as a race of C. coromandelicus. Possible races damarensis from SW of range and ruvanensis from E of range poorly defined and not usually recognized, though slight differences in upperpart coloration and apparently different migration strategies may indicate their validity. Monotypic.
Distribution: Savannas of sub-Saharan Africa from S Mauritania and Senegal to Nigeria, discontinuously across Sahel to Ethiopia, and S through C Africa to N South Africa.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird foraging in short grass. Locality Liben Plains, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Keith Blomerley 10 November 2013 1 year ago 23 sec 4.4
one bird walking and finaly flying away Locality Janjanbureh (Georgetown), Central River Division, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 27 December 2011 3 years ago 57 sec 4.1
pait foraging by roadside Locality Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 27 September 2014 21 weeks ago 45 sec 4
one disturbed from its roost whilst spotlighting Locality Ngaoundaba Ranch, Ngaoundéré, Adamawa Province, Cameroon (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 16 March 2009 5 years ago 2 sec 4
A bird running through grass Locality Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya (Monotypic species)
Brooke Clibbon 19 December 2002 8 years ago 6 sec 3.6
A bird ruffling its feathers then walking away. Locality Etosha National Park, Namibia (Monotypic species)
Keith Blomerley 15 January 2007 7 years ago 18 sec 3.5
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Adult part of a pair
Locality Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Marco Valentini 16 August 2014 31 weeks ago 4.6
Locality Tujering, Western Division, The Gambia
Paul Cools 21 February 2014 1 year ago 4.6
Temminck's Courser (Cursorius temminckii)
Locality Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Jacques Erard 15 July 2012 1 year ago 4.5
On the roadside above the Ngorongoro crater
Locality Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti, Tanzania
Lee Hunter 9 April 2014 43 weeks ago 4.4
Juvenile on the ground in short grass.
Locality Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya (Monotypic species)
Oliver Fowler 3 January 2015 10 weeks ago 4.3
Bird on the ground.
Locality Serengeti National Park, Serengeti, Tanzania (Monotypic species)
Adam Riley 26 February 2011 20 weeks ago 4.2
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