THICK-KNEES   -   BURHINIDAE


Peruvian Thick-knee - Burhinus superciliaris
Peruvian Thick-knee
Burhinus superciliaris
Puerto Etén, Lambayeque region, Peru.
Thick-knees are often called stone-curlews in the Old World and dikkops in Africa. They are mostly nocturnal, but since both neotropical species prefer open, barren habitats, you can still often find them in the middle of the day. (S8)


Peruvian Thick-knee - Burhinus superciliaris
Peruvian Thick-knee
Burhinus superciliaris
Near Huacho, Lima region, Peru.
Thick-knees are often called stone-curlews in the Old World and dikkops in Africa. They are mostly nocturnal, but since both neotropical species prefer open, barren habitats, you can still often find them in the middle of the day. (D1)


Double-striped Thick-knee - Burhinus bistriatus
Double-striped Thick-knee
Burhinus bistriatus bistriatus
Tárcoles, Puntarenas province, Costa Rica.
This bird was on a sandy patch neat the bank of the Tárcol river. (S6)



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