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Thick-knee - Great Thick-knee

Esacus recurvirostris

Description:

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

Habitat:

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

Notes:

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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