Temminck's Courser

Distribution of temminck's courser
Names, conservation status and distribution
Cursorius temminckii, temminck's courser, courvite de temminck, corredor etiopico, Temminckrennvogel, wildlife of kenya, birds of kenya, birds of masai mara
Mara Triangle National Reserve
Cursorius temminckii, temminck's courser, courvite de temminck, corredor etiopico, Temminckrennvogel, wildlife of kenya, birds of kenya, birds of masai mara
Mara Triangle National Reserve

Temminck's courser (Cursorius temminckii) is a bird in the pratincole and courser family, Glareolidae. It is a wader which lives in sub-Saharan Africa. It is noted for laying its dark colored ash-black eggs in the burnt bushes and grass of the African savannah. Elegant, long-legged, upland shorebird. Note the rufous crown and black patch on the belly. Shows a completely black wing in flight. Found in very open areas such as short grassland, semi-desert, and overgrazed and recently burned areas. Usually seen in pairs or family groups. Like all coursers, ducks the head and runs across the ground at great speed. Call is a mournful, off-key, up-and-down series. All-rufous crown, black belly patch, and all-black wing are not shown by the area’s other coursers.

Sources : Wikipedia / ebird