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Thick-knee - Great Thick-knee

Esacus recurvirostris


sandy-grey bird; white forehead and 'spectacles' contrasting with black ear-coverts; blackish and whitish bands across wing-coverts; washed grey on neck, breast; large black and yellow, slightly upturned beak; yellow eyes; and yellow-greyish legs. Sexes alike (this info is taken from Birds of the Indian Subcontinent by Richard/Carol and Tim and Birds of India,Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh by Bikram, Sumit, Sarwandeep, Nilkhil and Garima Photo taken at Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary, U.P. India


Dry, open country, barren lands; riverbanks; rocky areas; islands and jheels (pond) Range - all over India


Widespread resident

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Karan Raghwa
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Karan Raghwa

Madhya Pradesh, India

Spotted on Dec 23, 2018
Submitted on Jan 16, 2019

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