Violet-tipped (Bronze-winged) Courser
Rhinoptilus chalcopterus
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The bronze-winged courser is Tanzania's largest courser (21 cm). It is nocturnal, roosting under bushes during the day. The left upper photo was taken in Mikumi (2-07), courtesy of Peter MacKenzie; the right upper immature, in Tarangire (2-13), courtesy of Paul Oliver. The nest and adjacent bird were seen in Ruaha (11-14), courtesy of Ethan Kinsey. The pair was seen in Selous (8-10), courtesy of Dominic Oldridge; clickit to see 10 enlargements.

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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-18 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Peter MacKenzie, Dominic Oldridge, Paul Oliver, Per Holmen
Ethan Kinsey, Stuart Webb, Friedemann Vetter

Last Update this page: 12-08-18