Jerdon's courser

Jerdon's courser

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Rhinoptilus bitorquatus

Jerdon's courser is a nocturnal bird belonging to the pratincole and courser family Glareolidae endemic to India. The bird was discovered by the surgeon-naturalist Thomas C. Jerdon in 1848 but not seen again until its rediscovery in 1986. This courser is a restricted-range endemic found locally in India in the Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh. It is currently known only from the Sri Lankamalleswara Wildlife Sanctuary, where it inhabits sparse scrub forest with patches of bare ground.

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Jerdon's courser habitat map

References

1. Jerdon's courser Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerdon's_courser
2. Jerdon's courser on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22694103/117189206
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/294415

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