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Monday, December 29, 2014

Cream-coloured Coursers - Fuerteventura #9

From a hit list of about ten specialities which we wanted to get up close and personal with on the island, Cream-coloured Coursers were very much one of the main attractions before we'd arrived; as it turned out, they were even better value than we'd hoped, and were arguably the bird of the trip for me.

Combining pretty much every attribute required of a truly star bird - characterful, uniquely odd, stunningly beautiful, exquisitely coloured, and very much a reflection of the habitat they've adapted to - we found them regularly on stony plains and in semi-desert/steppe-type environments across the island; we also found them hard to leave, fascinating and hypnotising as they were.