Taxon profile


Double-banded Courser
Rhinoptilus africanus (Temminck, 1807)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Charadriiformes »  family Glareolidae - egyptian plover »  genus Rhinoptilus

Scientific synonyms

Cursorius africanus Temminck, 1807
Smutsornis africanus (Temminck, 1807)

Least Concern LC  as Smutsornis africanus


Included taxa

Number of records: 8

subspecies Rhinoptilus africanus africanus (Temminck, 1807)
subspecies Rhinoptilus africanus bisignatus (Hartlaub, 1865)
subspecies Rhinoptilus africanus erlangeri Niethammer & Wolters, 1966
subspecies Rhinoptilus africanus gracilis (Fischer & Reichenow, 1884)
subspecies Rhinoptilus africanus granti W. L. Sclater, 1921
subspecies Rhinoptilus africanus hartingi Sharpe, 1893
subspecies Rhinoptilus africanus raffertyi Mearns, 1915
subspecies Rhinoptilus africanus traylori Irwin, 1963

Links and literature

EN Bird Life 3 [22694091]

Bird Life [] [as Smutsornis africanus (Temminck, 1807)]
Data retrieved on: 3 December 2018
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [22694091]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Smutsornis africanus (Temminck, 1807)]
Data retrieved on: 2 August 2018
EN Gill F., Donsker D. & Rasmussen P. (eds): IOC World Bird List 11.1 [] [as Rhinoptilus africanus (Temminck, 1807)]
Data retrieved on: 22 April 2021
EN del Hoyo J., Elliott A., Sargatal J., Christie D.A. & de Juana E. (eds.).: Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) Alive [], Lynx Edicions, Barcelona [as Smutsornis africanus Temminck, 1807]
Data retrieved on: 3 December 2018
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Smutsornis africanus (Temminck, 1807)]
EN Clements, J. F.: eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world 6.7, Cornell Lab of Ornithology [as Smutsornis africanus]
Data retrieved on: 7 April 2013

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