French: Courvite à ailes bronzées German: Amethystrennvogel Spanish: Corredor patirrojo
Other common names:
Senegal across Sahelian region to S Sudan and W Ethiopia, thence S to Kenya, Tanzania, Gabon, Congo, S DRCongo and Angola, and to N & E parts of South Africa.
25–29 cm; 91–220 g; wingspan 58 cm. Largest courser. Upper breast and upperparts dull greyish brown; white uppertail; tail dark brown fringed white; breast... read more
Vocalizations include a Burhinus-like piping “ji-ku-it” as well as a harsh, plaintive-... read more
Dry savanna woodland (except Brachystegia) and thick bush, especially on recently burnt... read more
Food and feeding
Very little information available. Probably entirely insects, such as grasshoppers, caught on ground. Strictly nocturnal, feeding by night... read more
Lays Feb in Gambia; Feb–Mar in Nigeria and Uganda; in E Africa variable according to rainfall; Jul–Dec, especially Sept–... read more
Probably an intra-African migrant that moves N after breeding, perhaps only exceptionally reaching... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Nocturnal, so numbers often under-estimated; probably fairly uncommon throughout range, but difficult to assess; most protection... read more
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