Double-Banded Courser

Double banded courser-small

Identification:

The two double breast bands are very conspicuous from front. The legs and feet are greyish white.

Habitat:

This is a bird of dry and alkaline flats as well as short grass plains normally up to 1800m.

Behaviour:

Although it is active by day it may be nocturnal where temperatures are very high. It is generally seen in pairs.

Diet:

Insectivorous.

Breeding:

It nests on the ground among pebbles or animal droppings, laying a single egg.

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