Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Pratincoles and Coursers :: Double-banded Courser

Double-banded Courser Smutsornis africanus

Described by: Temminck (1807)
Alternate common name(s): Two-banded Courser
Old scientific name(s): Rhinoptilus africanus, Hemerodromus africanus


Etosha National Park, Namibia - Jul, 2004 © Dan Marsh  Amboseli National Park, Kenya - Jun 13, 2009 © Glen Tepke  Masai Mara, Kenya - Jun 15, 2009 © Glen Tepke  Etosha National Park, Namibia - Jul, 2004 © Yvonnik Lhomer  Etosha National Park, Namibia - Oct, 2008 © Nancy Bell 
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Horn of Africa. Ec. Africa. Sw. Africa;
Three populations;
(1) E. Ethiopia Eritrea and Djibouti.
(2) Se. Ethiopia (Ogaden) and Somalia.
(3) C. Kenya to n. Tanzania.
(4) Sw. Angola.
(5) Namibia (Etosha Region), Botswana (Makgadikgadi system) and Zimbabwe.
(6) C. Namibia.
(7) S. Namibia, sw. and c. Kalahari and n. South Africa e. to w. Transvaal, Lesotho and e. Cape Province.
(8) Sw. South Africa (Karoo and w. Cape Province).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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