The coursers are a group of birds which together with the pratincoles make up the family Glareolidae. They have long legs, short wings and long pointed bills which curve downwards. Their most unusual feature for birds classed as waders is that they inhabit deserts and similar arid regions.

Coursers have cryptic plumage and crouch down when alarmed to avoid detection by predators.
Temminck's Courser in KenyaTemminck's Courser in Kenya