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Indian Courser - BirdForum Opus

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

Identification

23–26 cm (9-10 in)

  • Sandy greyish-brown upperparts
  • Rufous crown
  • Black and white stripes from bill to neck

Distribution

Asia: Patchily distributed from Pakistan to India and Sri Lanka.

Taxonomy

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

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Dry stony plains, ploughed fields, waste land with scattered shrubs.

Behaviour

Diet

Their diet consiststs of a variety of insects and their larvae, such as grasshoppers, crickets and ants etc.

References

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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