Temminck's Courser

Cursorius temminckii

Temminck's Courser, Cursorius temminckii, photo © by Michael Plagens.

Maasai Mara Preserve, Narok County, Kenya. Oct. 2016.

This wader/shorebird inhabits open areas most often very far from water. Its brown and pale pattern allows it to hide well among dry grasses and open red soil. Its food is primarily insects.

Glareolidae -- Courser & Pratincole Family

Similar Species:


  • Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Zimmerman et al.
  • Birds of East Africa by Stevenson and Fanshawe

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

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