(300) 20 cm; 70 g
Smallest African courser. Close resemblance to Burchell's Courser
but has broader (bolder) black line extending behind the eye, and a
rusty-brown crown. Trailing flight feathers completely black.
Upperparts mottled; breast pale reddish and belly blackish.
of population resident, some are local migrants and nomadic, and
others intra-African migrants. Nowhere common but probably the
commonest courser in the region. Usually in small flocks; a diurnal
open and burnt grasslands, especially in miombo and Mopane regions.
staccato err-err-errrr call likened to a squeaky gate.
2 eggs usually laid on bare open ground and incubated by both sexes.