Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Cream-Coloured Courser

"Cream-coloured Courser" by Shah Jahan - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0
Although I didn't manage to decent picture of the adult birds and have used one from the interweb, the one of the babies was taken on the way back from the Chiggaga dunes in eastern Morocco. Ahmed, our driver, stopped and picked them up for a minute to show us. 
They are Cream-coloured Coursers, Cursorius cursor. I'd never seen one before but my brain must have absorbed their image and name from the bird books I've looked at over the years because the name 'courser' came immediately to mind. 
There are other coloured coursers, of course, but they are not named by their colour, if you see what I mean. (e.g. Temminck's courser.)
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