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Alternative name: Eurasian Stone-curlew
40â€“44 cm (15Â¾-17Â¼ in)
There are 5 subspecies:
Indian Thick-knee was formerly considered a subspecies of this species.
Breeds on dry sparsely vegetated open ground. On migration may be seen on sea coasts.
Mostly nocturnal. Outside the breeding season they can gather in large flocks.
The diet includes insects, small invertebrates and lizards.
The nest is a bare ground scrape. Two, maybe 3 eggs are laid. They are heavily blotched and streaked with brownish markings on a buff background.
Call: a Eurasian Curlew-like coo-lee
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