Three-banded Courser

The three-banded courser is a species of bird in the family Glareolidae. Occurs from Ethiopia and Somalia through Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and southern Angola to southern Africa. Within southern Africa it is locally common in Zimbabwe,  northern Namibia, eastern Botswana and Limpopo Province. It generally prefers dry, open Mopane woodland, as well as miombo  woodland, arid savanna and habitats with open patches created by African elephants.

Its diet has not been studied, but it probably mainly consists of insects, foraging nocturnally and often along dirt roads.

Uncommon in dry bush and semi-desert scrub in kenya. largely nocturnal. 

Probably a monogamous solitary nester, digging a deep scrape in the ground beneath a bush or tree, lined with gravel, friable soil and small twigs. Egg-laying season is from April-November, peaking from August-October. It lays two eggs, which are incubated by both sexes for about 25-27 days, in shifts of roughly 90-120 minutes. The chicks leave the nest within 24 hours of hatching, remaining with their parents beyond the end of the breeding season.