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Bronze-winged Courser - BirdForum Opus

Photo by GordonH
Ingwelala, Kruger National Park, South Africa, April 2006
Rhinoptilus chalcopterus

Identification

30cm

  • Pale brown upperparts
  • White underparts
  • White eye stripes
  • Black tips to wings

Distribution

Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East
Western Africa: Mauritania, Senegambia, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Mali, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Benin, Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Congo, DRC, Angola
Eastern Africa: Sudan, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi
Southern Africa: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Swaziland
Middle East: Arabian Peninsula, Yemen

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Open woodlands.

Behaviour

Nocturnal.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Avibase

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