- Cursorius coromandelicus
23â€“26 cm (9-10 in)
- Sandy greyish-brown upperparts
- Rufous crown
- Black and white stripes from bill to neck
Asia: Patchily distributed from Pakistan to India and Sri Lanka.
This is a monotypic species.
Dry stony plains, ploughed fields, waste land with scattered shrubs.
Their diet consiststs of a variety of insects and their larvae, such as grasshoppers, crickets and ants etc.
Nidifugous Chicks with Parent
Photo by Alok Tewari
Gurgaon, Haryana, India
, April 2017
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2015)
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