Scientific Name:

Rhinoptilus cinctus


Three-banded Courser


Three-banded Courser Fact File

Distribution: Eastern and south-eastern Africa

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Subspecies: Five

R. c. mayaudi: Ethiopia; and northern Somalia
R. c. balsaci: Southern Somalia; and North-eastern Kenya
R. c. cinctus: South-eastern Sudan; and north-western Kenya
R. c. emini: Southern Kenya; Tanzania; and northern Zambia
R. c. seebohmi: Southern Angola and northern Namibia to Zimbabwe and northern South Africa

Current conservation efforts



With thanks to the following photographers: Nik Borrow; Sue Oertli