Violet-tipped (Bronze-winged) Courser
Rhinoptilus chalcopterus
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The bronze-winged courser is Tanzania's largest courser (21 cm). It is nocturnal, roosting under bushes during the day. The left upper photo was taken in Mikumi (2-07), courtesy of Peter MacKenzie; the right upper immature, in Tarangire (2-13), courtesy of Paul Oliver. The nest and adjacent bird were seen in Ruaha (11-14), courtesy of Ethan Kinsey. The 3rd row photo was taken in the Serengeti (2-11), courtesy of Stuart Webb. The 4th row bird was in Tarangire (5-14) and the pair was seen in Selous (8-10), courtesy of Dominic Oldridge.

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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-16 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Peter MacKenzie, Dominic Oldridge, Paul Oliver, Per Holmen
Ethan Kinsey, Stuart Webb

Last Update this page: 6-20-16