Cursorius rufus (near-endemic)
This uncommon nomad in dry, sparsely grassed plains and open fields is distinguished from temminck’s courser by its grey hind crown and white trailing-edge to its secondaries.
This is a very difficult species to find within the borders of South Africa. Thus, you can imagine our suprize when we spotted this courser on 4 different occasions while travelling through Namibia in July 2012; first near Aus, then Sossusvlei, then near Brandberg Mountain and finally at Dolomite Camp in Etosha. Clearly it is not as difficult to find when you move beyond our borders!