Genus Burhinus

Double-striped thick-knee - It is a resident breeder in Central and South America from southern Mexico south to Colombia, Venezuela and northern Brazil. It also occurs on Hispaniola and some of the Venezuelan islands, and is a very rare vagrant to Trinidad, CuraƧao and the USA.

Spotted Thick-knee - At the Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens

Bush Thick-knee - Like most stone-curlews, it is mainly nocturnal and specialises in hunting small grassland animals: frogs, spiders, insects, molluscs, crustaceans, snakes, lizards and small mammals are all taken, mostly gleaned or probed from soft soil or rotting wood; also a few seeds or tubers, particularly in drought years. Birds usually forage individually or in pairs over a large home range, particularly on moonlit nights.

Eurasian Thick-knee - It is a medium-sized wader with a strong yellow and black beak, large yellow eyes , and cryptic plumage. The bird is striking in flight, with black and white wing markings.


Senegal Thick-knee - It is a resident breeder in Africa between the Sahara and the equator, and in the Nile valley.


Peruvian Thick-knee - 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. The irony however of this birds' name is that they are known for their very thin legs. It feeds with little insects and granes.

Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Burhinidae
Genus : Burhinus