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Senegal Thick-knee

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Burhinus senegalensis
Photo © by ReiniLocation: The Gambia
Photo © by Reini
Location: The Gambia


[edit] Identification

Black and yellow black bills, large yellow eyes and cryptic plumage. Prominent joints in the long yellow or greenish legs.

[edit] Distribution

Africa between the Sahara and the equator, and in the Nile valley.

[edit] Taxonomy

A monotypic species.

[edit] Habitat

Dry open habitats near water.

[edit] Behaviour

2 blotchy light brown eggs are laid on a ground scrape.

The diet includes insects, crustaceans and other invertebrates and other small prey.

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