Three-banded Courser (Rhinoptilus cinctus) - HBW 3, p. 379
French: Courvite à triple collier
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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 13 videos
rear view, close up of mantle and head Locality Negele Boran, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp cinctus)
Martin Kennewell 30 October 2010 3 years ago 21 sec 4.8
side view, taking shade under bush Locality Negele Boran, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp cinctus)
Martin Kennewell 30 October 2010 44 weeks ago 27 sec 4.8
Close-up of bird at day-time. Seen from front Locality Speke Bay Lodge, Lamadi, Tanzania (ssp emini)
Marc de Bont 24 February 2007 3 years ago 1 min 14 sec 4.7
A bird on the ground, keeping still behind the grass. Locality Hwange National Park, Matabeleland North Province, Zimbabwe (ssp seebhomi)
Alex García · Videoaves 31 December 2007 6 years ago 37 sec 4.7
front view of alert bird looking around Locality Negele Borana scrub, Negele Arsi, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp cinctus)
Martin Kennewell 30 October 2010 3 years ago 27 sec 4.5
Bird slowly moving away Locality Awash National Park, Ethiopia
Keith and Lynn Youngs 13 November 2010 2 years ago 39 sec 4.2
PhotosSee all 7 photos
Three-banded Courser (Rhinoptilus cinctus)
Locality Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Jacques Erard 15 July 2012 27 weeks ago 4.2
Adult standing in grasses.
Locality Bishangari Lodge, Lake Langano, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp cinctus)
Nik Borrow 29 November 2012 1 year ago 4
In bushes near the lake.
Locality Lake Langano, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp cinctus)
Ken Havard 9 November 2011 2 years ago 4
A bird on bare earth
Locality Lake Baringo, Kenya (ssp emini)
Liam Hughes 23 May 2011 2 years ago 3.8
One of a pair near a daytime roost.
Locality Yabelo, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp cinctus)
David Beadle 31 January 2009 1 year ago 3.7
A bird in dry scrub.
Locality Lake Baringo, Kenya
Ken Havard 15 February 2006 3 years ago 3.7
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