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Great Stone-curlew

Esacus recurvirostris

Description:

The Great Thick-knee is a large wader at 49–55 cm, and has a massive 7 cm upturned bill. It has unstreaked grey-brown upperparts and breast, with rest of the underparts whitish. The face has a striking black and white pattern, and the bill is black with a yellow base. The eyes are bright yellow and the legs a duller greenish-yellow.

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Hambantota, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Jan 6, 2013
Submitted on Jan 6, 2013

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