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Temminck's courser (Cursorius temminckii) is a bird in the pratincole and courser family, Glareolidae. It is a wader which lives in sub-Saharan Africa. It is noted for laying its eggs in the burnt bushes and grass of the African savannah.[2][3][4]

Temminck's courser
Temminck's courser - Cursorius temminckii.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Glareolidae
Genus: Cursorius
C. temminckii
Binomial name
Cursorius temminckii
Swainson, 1822


There are three subspecies of Temminck's courser:[5]

This bird's common name and Latin binomial commemorate the Dutch naturalist Coenraad Jacob Temminck.[6]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Cursorius temminckii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Johann Georg Goldammer; Cornelis De Ronde (2004). Wildland Fire Management Handbook for Sub-Sahara Africa. African Minds. pp. 82–. ISBN 978-1-919833-65-1.
  3. ^ Frost, P. G. H. (1984). "The Responses and Survival of Organisms in Fire-Prone Environments". 48: 273–309. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-69805-7_13. ISSN 0070-8356.
  4. ^ Engelbrecht, G.D. (2001). "First record of the fledging period of Temminck's Courser,Cursorius temminckii". Ostrich. 72 (1–2): 117–118. doi:10.2989/00306520109485296. ISSN 0030-6525.
  5. ^ "Coursers". International Ornithological Congress. Retrieved 2015-01-08.
  6. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. pp. 335–336.