Three-banded Courser

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Author: Steve Garvie from Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland

The Three-banded Courser is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Three-banded Courser of east Africa; this nice shot (left) is by Dale & Marian Zimmerman. It seems to be largely nocturnal and hides in the shade of sparse bushes in its arid habitat during the day. I would never have seen this species on a 1981 Kenya trip but for a known stake-out that Terry Stevenson took us to see our only day with a guide. As with many things, there is no substitute for local knowledge.... More

The Three-banded Courser (Rhinoptilus cinctus) is a species of bird in the Glareolidae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Rhinoptilus cinctus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 28 July 2007. More

* Three-banded Courser, Awash NP, Ethiopia An adult resting in the shade during the heat of the day at Awash National Park Awash National Park, Ethiopia Christian Boix Hin... More

Distribution of Three-banded courser in southern Africa, based on statistical smoothing of the records from first SA Bird Atlas Project (© Animal Demography unit, University of Cape Town; smoothing by Birgit Erni and Francesca Little). Colours range from dark blue (most common) through to yellow (least common). See here for the latest distribution from the SABAP2. Contact us if you can contribute information or images to improve this page. More

Post subject: Re: Three-banded CourserNew postPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:10 am Offline Senior Virtual Ranger Senior Virtual Ranger User avatar Joined: Sat Apr 02, 2005 8:29 am Posts: 1778 Location: Stuck in Gauteng We saw a pair nesting near the Limpopo Forest Tented camp in the western section of Mapungubwe in August 2007. More

Nesting Three-banded Coursers at Pafuri - 28 Aug 2009 Sighting: Nesting Three-banded Coursers at Pafuri Location: Pafuri Camp, Makuleke Concession, Kruger National Park Date: 28 August 2009 Observer: Jonson Mlambo Photographs: Alweet Hlungwane Prior to the opening of Pafuri Camp in the Makuleke Concession in the far north of Kruger National Park, there had been only one indication of three-banded courser More

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Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Glareolidae
Genus : Rhinoptilus
Species : cinctus
Authority : (Heuglin, 1863)