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Indian Courser

Cursorius coromandelicus

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Elegant and stately large plover-like bird. Note typically erect posture, strong black-and-white brow pattern, orange-suffused crown and chest, and slightly downcurved dark bill. Cream-colored Courser is much paler and more uniformly colored. Indian Courser inhabits dry open spaces, including rocky plains and arid areas with scattered scrubs. Gathers in small flocks outside of the breeding season.

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