Coursers and Pratincoles (Glareolidae)

Three-banded Courser (Rhinoptilus cinctus) - HBW 3, p. 379

French: Courvite à triple collier German: Bindenrennvogel Spanish: Corredor Escamoso Grande
Other common names: Heuglin's/Seebohm's/Treble-banded Courser

Taxonomy: Hemerodromus cinctus Heuglin, 1863, near Gondokoro, White Nile.
Sometimes placed in Cursorius; alternatively, along with Smutsornis africanus in Hemerodromus. Race emini may be better merged with nominate cinctus. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • cinctus (Heuglin, 1863) - SE Sudan, E Ethiopia, Somalia and N Kenya.
  • emini Zedlitz, 1914 - S Kenya, Tanzania and N Zambia.
  • seebohmi Sharpe, 1893 - extreme S Angola and N Namibia to S Zambia, Zimbabwe and extreme N South Africa; possibly also N Malawi.

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