The Burchell's Courser Cursorius rufus 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.
This is a small bird that lives in the western parts of southern Africa. It feeds off of insects and seeds and lives in open, short grasslands and burnt veld. It grows to eight or nine inches in height.