Bronze-winged Courser Rhinoptilus chalcopterus

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Large courser with dark brown upperparts and a white belly. In flight, shows a dark upperwing and a black-and-white underwing. Found in savannah and woodland, including miombo and Guinea savanna. A nocturnal species, it spends the day roosting under a thick bush. Calls at night with a haunting, slurred “chee-yaaaa-oo.” This is the courser that is most similar to a lapwing, but its shape is different: taller and with longer legs, and the details of the head and breast pattern don’t match those of any lapwing.

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