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Peruvian thick-knee

Burhinus superciliaris


The Peruvian Thick-knee is a species of bird in the Burhinidae family. It is found in Chile, Ecuador, and Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, and pastureland. Ironically, it is known for its very thin legs. It feeds on small insects and grains. (information from Wikipedia)


This spotting took place at Tulsa Zoo. Of course, the bird wasn't standing when I stopped by to shoot, so I have no images of its knees. :-)

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Hawkfist 11 years ago

Very nice closeup

Aaron_G 11 years ago

Thanks. At least you got shots of them in a standing position so they're showing off their knees. ;-)

Shirezu 11 years ago

Nice pics, that bird looks familiar :P

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Spotted on Feb 4, 2013
Submitted on Feb 9, 2013

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