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Cream-coloured Courser (Cursorius cursor) Jable de Famara, Lanzarote, Canarias. Sep 14, 2021 Cream-coloured Courser,Cursorius cursor,Geotagged,Spain,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Cream-coloured Courser (Cursorius cursor)

Jable de Famara, Lanzarote, Canarias. Sep 14, 2021

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  1. Easily my favorite bird on this trip!
    I've been fascinated with coursers for a long time, and they've eluded me in multiple places. I finally saw my first ones a few years ago in South Africa, but I had yet to see the only one that occurs in the Western Palearctic.
    As it turns out, they're quite common on the sandy plains of Lanzarote, and I was surprised to find them in large family groups - on my first morning I saw 16 of them!
    If this bird looks a bit puzzled, it's because he was looking at our car with telephoto lenses coming out of every window, with the rattle of high-speed photo bursts sounding rather incongruous in the quiet steppe!
    Posted one year ago
  2. Absolutely stunning photo, Thibaud! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy! Posted one year ago
  3. Wonderful Thibaud Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks Niel :) Posted one year ago
  4. Gorgeous photo! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks Christine! Posted one year ago
  5. Lovely Thibaud! Great eye! Posted one year ago, modified one year ago

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The Cream-colored Courser, ''Cursorius cursor'', is a wader in the pratincole and courser family, Glareolidae. Although classed as waders, these are birds of dry open country, preferably semi-desert, where they typically hunt their insect prey by running on the ground.

Similar species: Shorebirds And Allies
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Oct 9, 2021. Captured Sep 14, 2021 11:00 in Unnamed Road, 35558 Teguise, Las Palmas, Spain.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/11.0
  • 1/1250s
  • ISO400
  • 560mm