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Double-banded Courser

Rhinoptilus africanus

Description:

The crown is pale buff finely streaked with brown/black. A narrow black stripe extends from the base of the bill, through the eye to the nape. The cheeks, chin, throat and neck are buff/white flecked with dark brown. The feather of the back and wing coverts are sandy brown with dark centres and broadly edged with white/buff. The short bill is blackish, eyes are dark brown and the legs and feet are pale grey.

Habitat:

Arid semi-dessert of the Tankwa National Park.


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Hantam Local Municipality, Northern Cape, South Africa

Lat: -32.20, Long: 20.07

Spotted on May 9, 2013
Submitted on May 19, 2013

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