Scientific Name:

Rhinoptilus africanus


Double-banded Courser


Double-banded Courser Fact File

Distribution: South-west and eastern Africa

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Subspecies: Eight

R. a. raffertyi: Eastern Ethiopia and Djibouti
R. a. hartingi: South-eastern Ethiopia and Somalia
R. a. gracilis: Kenya and Tanzania
R. a. bisignatus: South-western Angola
R. a. erlangeri: North-western Namibia
R. a. traylori: North-eastern Botswana
R. a. africanus: Eastern Namibia; central and south-eastern Botswana; and northern South Africa
R. a. granti: Western South Africa

Current conservation efforts





All photographs by Elis Simpson – Wader Quest