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Indian Courser - BirdForum Opus

Photo by vaibhav mishra
Kutchh, Gujarat, India, November 2009
Cursorius coromandelicus


23–26 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.


Photo by Jugal Tiwari
Naliya grasslands Kutch, Gujarat, India, August 2008

This is a monotypic species[1].


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
  1. 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/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2015)
  3. Wikipedia

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