Temminck’s Courser

Cursorius temminckii

This plain, rufous courser is darker than the similar looking burchell’s courser, and has a black (not white) trailing edge in flight as well as a rufous (not grey) hind crown.

We were driving around the Nxai Pan National Park in April 2011 when we first discovered a pair of these coursers running around the dry, barren landscape that makes up much of the Makgadikgadi complex.


Temminck’s Courser / Kgomo Kgomo, North West Province, South Africa / 10 April 2016 Temminck’s Courser / Kgomo Kgomo, North West Province, South Africa / 10 April 2016 Temminck’s Courser / Kgomo Kgomo, North West Province, South Africa / 10 April 2016 Temminck’s Courser / Kgomo Kgomo Floodplain, North West Province, South Africa / March 2017 Temminck’s Courser / Kgomo Kgomo, North West Province, South Africa / 10 April 2016 Temminck’s Courser / Kgomo Kgomo, North West Province, South Africa / 10 April 2016 Temminck’s Courser / Kgomo Kgomo, North West Province, South Africa / 10 April 2016 Temminck’s Courser / Kgomo Kgomo Floodplain, North West Province, South Africa / March 2017 Temminck’s Courser / Kgomo Kgomo, North West Province, South Africa / 10 April 2016 Temminck’s Courser / Kgomo Kgomo, North West Province, South Africa / 10 April 2016 Temminck’s Courser / Kgomo Kgomo, North West Province, South Africa / 10 April 2016 Temminck’s Courser / Kgomo Kgomo, North West Province, South Africa / 10 April 2016 Temninck’s Courser / Kgomo Kgomo, South Africa / 23 March 2013 Temminck’s Courser / Northern Kruger National Park, South Africa / 03 February 2012 Temminck’s Courser / Nxai Pan Game Reserve, Botswana / 18 April 2011 Temminck’s Courser / Nxai Pan Game Reserve, Botswana / 18 April 2011 Temninck’s Courser / Kgomo Kgomo, South Africa / 23 March 2013 Temminck’s Courser / Nxai Pan Game Reserve, Botswana / 18 April 2011
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