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[[Image:Double-banded_Courser.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Photo by jdbirdman]]
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[[Image:Double-banded_Courser.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by jdbirdman<br> Photographed in Namibia.]]
==Description==
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'''Also known as the Two-banded Courser. '''
Also known as the Two-banded Courser. 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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==Identification==
 
==Identification==
Photographed in Namibia.
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==Distribution==
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==Taxonomy==
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==Habitat==
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This is a bird of dry and alkaline flats as well as  short grass plains normally up to 1800m.
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==Behaviour==
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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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==External Links==
 
==External Links==
 
*[http://www.birdforum.net/pp_gallery/showgallery.php?mcats=all&si=Rhinoptilus%20africanus&what=allfields&name=&when=&whenterm= View more images of Double-banded Courser in the gallery]
 
*[http://www.birdforum.net/pp_gallery/showgallery.php?mcats=all&si=Rhinoptilus%20africanus&what=allfields&name=&when=&whenterm= View more images of Double-banded Courser in the gallery]
 
[[Category:Birds]]
 
[[Category:Birds]]

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Rhinoptilus africanus
Photo by jdbirdman
Photographed in Namibia.

Also known as the Two-banded Courser.

Identification

Distribution

Taxonomy

Habitat

This is a bird of dry and alkaline flats as well as short grass plains normally up to 1800m.

Behaviour

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.

External Links

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