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Coursers and Pratincoles

Species Of Coursers

The double-banded courser ( Rhinoptilus africanus) of Africa lays only one egg, and the nest is commonly located near antelope dung as an aid to camouflage. The nest of the three-banded courser ( R. cinctus) of Africa is a relatively deep scrape in which the clutch of two eggs is two-thirds buried in sand during incubation. The Egyptian plover ( Pluvialis aegyptius) is a courser that breeds along large rivers in central and northeastern Africa. This species also buries its eggs and even its babies, and it also regurgitates water to cool these down on especially hot afternoons.

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