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Beach Thick Knee

Burhinus giganteus


It is a large bird, about 55 cm, wader with stout bill. Crown and upperparts greyish brown, side of head boldly marked eith black and white stripes.


Along sandy beach, mingle with other wider. Generally in pairs, hunting crabs and other prey. Birds are shy of walking humans but will approach inquinsitively and inspect someone sitting quitely. Makes curious head bobbing movements while standing.

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PedroNicolau 7 years ago

I absolutely love Stone curlews/Thick knees - whatever they're called. Fantastic shot and register.

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago

@ Harsha, in the background is other wider.. usually they are mingle together, it might be a plover.
@ Satyen and Atul, thank you...

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 7 years ago

I see a chick in the background.

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago


Atul 7 years ago

excellent !

Mona Pirih
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Mona Pirih

Bali, Indonesia

Spotted on Oct 20, 2011
Submitted on May 12, 2013

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