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Great Thick-knee

From Opus

Alternative name: Great Stone-curlew

Photo © by RakeshRangantittu, India
Photo © by Rakesh
Rangantittu, India
Esacus recurvirostris

Burhinus recurvirostris


[edit] Identification

41·5–54 cm

  • Greyish upperparts

[edit] Distribution

Southeastern Iran to Indian subcontinent, Indochina and Hainan Islands.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Lowlands to 1000m, mostly along large rivers, seacoasts and islands, ravel banks or rocks along the river or lakes, coastal salt pans

[edit] Behaviour

Their main diet is crabs, but they will also eat insects and birds eggs.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved August 2014)
  3. BF Member observations

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