Two-banded (Double-banded) Courser
Rhinoptilus africanus
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The two-banded courser is small (24 cm) with its distinctive two narrow black bands. It is usually found in grassland or bushed grassland, often in pairs or small groups. Both 2nd row photos (Tarangire, 3-15) are courtesy of Stuart Webb. The juvenile (3rd row) was photographed at Lake Eyasi (7-08). The seated adult was in Tarangire NP (1-08), courtesy of Steve Dolberg. The others were seen in Engikaret and Tarangire. Click the photo above to see 17 enlargements including juveniles, immatures and another nest with a single egg (#12).

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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-21 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Steve Dolberg, Colin Beale, Rick Carlson, Stuart Webb

Last Update this page: 3-13-21