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 16 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 26 weeks ago 4.6
Locality Tujering, Western Division, The Gambia
Paul Cools 21 February 2014 48 weeks 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 39 weeks ago 4.4
Juvenile on the ground in short grass.
Locality Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya (Monotypic species)
Oliver Fowler 3 January 2015 6 weeks ago 4.3
Bird on the ground.
Locality Serengeti National Park, Serengeti, Tanzania (Monotypic species)
Adam Riley 26 February 2011 16 weeks ago 4.2
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