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Spotted Thick-knee

Burhinus capensis

Description:

They are everywhere in Magnetic Island... and they are very Noisy... :)

2 Species ID Suggestions

Kei Heyns
Kei Heyns 9 years ago
Spotted Thick-knee
Burhinus capensis Spotted Thick-knee
Bush Stone Curlew
Burhinus grallarius Bush Stone Curlew


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3 Comments

Christiane
Christiane 8 years ago

Hi JorgeArmandoRuedaEstupiñan.. Burhinus capensis is an African Stone Curlew. We only have 2 Stone Curlew in Australia..

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Lovely spotting,

Kei Heyns
Kei Heyns 9 years ago

Nice shot! They actually draw a threat away from their nests by distracting the threat with loud calls and moving away from their nests. They are common on fields. look out for their eggs, well camouflaged, looks a bit like their plumage and they nest on the ground usually.

Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jul 26, 2010
Submitted on Jun 26, 2012

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