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Alternative name: Two-banded Courser
Arid country of eastern and southern Africa
 Smutsornis vs. Rhinoptilus
Some authorities (Clements, 2007) place Double-banded Courser in the monotypic genus Smutsornis. However Howard & Moore (2003) and Sibley & Monroe (1996) place it within the genus Rhinoptilus and the Opus awaits clarification.
There are 8 subspecies1:
This is a bird of dry and alkaline flats as well as short grass plains normally up to 1800m.
Although it is active by day it may be nocturnal where temperatures are very high. It is generally seen in pairs.
It nests on the ground among pebbles or animal droppings, laying a single egg.
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