Bronze-winged Courser

Rhinoptilus chalcopterus

Spending its time in woodland and savanna, this distinctive courser is largely nocturnal and hence, not the easiest to connect with.

I first saw this species with Skye Hartog in February 2010 while birding Zaagkuildrift. We arrived before sunrize and saw a few of them near the start of the birding route, while making our way to the Kgomo Kgomo floodplain. Eileen and I were also lucky to see this species during the day in April 2011, while exploring a concession near Nxai Pan in Botswana.


Bronze-winged Courser / near Benoue National Park, Cameroon / 24 January 2017 Bronze-winged Courser / near Benoue National Park, Cameroon / 24 January 2017 Bronze-winged Courser / near Benoue National Park, Cameroon / 24 January 2017 Bronze-winged Courser / Nxai Pan, Botswana / 18 April 2011 Bronze-winged Courser / Zaagkuildrift to Kgomo Kgomo / February 2011
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