Senegal Thick-knee

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

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The Senegal Thick-knee is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Senegal Thick-knee, Burhinus senegalensis, is a Stone-curlew, a group of waders in the family Burhinidae. It is a resident breeder in Africa between the Sahara and the equator, and in the Nile valley. Senegal Thick-knees are medium-large waders with strong black and yellow black bills, large yellow eyes — which give them a reptilian appearance — and cryptic plumage. The scientific name refers to the prominent joints in the long yellow or greenish legs. More

* Senegal Thick-knee, Burhinus senegalensis * Spotted Thick-knee, Burhinus capensis * Water Thick-knee, Burhinus vermiculatus Translations bird in the stone-curlew family Burhinidae * Russian: авдотка ru(ru) (avdótka) f. Retrieved from "http://en.wiktionary. More

I took this photograph of a senegal thick-knee from a boat at Tendaba in January 1998. More

* Adult Senegal Thick-knee (Burhinus senegalensis) Right side of an adult (plain tertials) with Speckled Pigeons (Columba guinea). Saly, Thiès Region, Senegal (Monotypic species) Alain Fossé 17 February 2004 49 weeks ago 3.5 * Adult Senegal Thick-knee (Burhinus senegalensis) Adult (plain tertials) from behind: note the black/white/black tip of the rectrices. More

Senegal Thick-knee Burhinus senegalensis = Described by: Swainson (1837) Alternate common name(s): Senegal Stone Curlew Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs The Gambia - Dec, 2002 More

Senegal Thick-knee at Baringo. Birds along the foreshore are usually (not always) Water, birds on the islands are usually Senegal. I have attached photos of backs of the two species to illustrate Nik's point re the vermiculation on the feathering of the upperparts of Water. (The Senegal is Liz's photo). There are movements of Senegal that we do not understand, once I had eighty Senegal in a compact flock at the mouth of the Molo River, Baringo. More

of Senegal thick-knees are often seen on sand-banks beside the Nile against a backdrop of the golden cliffs of the Egyptian desert. Senegal thick-knees nest on flat roofs in big cities such as Cairo, water dikkops may be found on village playing fields, and double-striped thick-knees gather close to ranches and are frequent victims of road traffic at night. Behavior The Burhinus thick-knees become active at dusk, having stayed quiet and immobile by day. More

Senegal Thick-knee is striking in flight, with a broad white wing bar. This species has a preference for dry open habitats with some bare ground, preferably near water. It lays two blotchy light brown eggs on a ground scrape. It is most active at dawn and dusk. The song is a loud pi-pi-pi-pi-pi-pi-pi. Food is insects, crustaceans and other invertebrates. It will also take other small prey. Copyright: Wikipedia. More

Senegal Thick-knee Burhinus senegalensis = * Home Expand Log in Menu item Register Menu item Log out Menu item Change login details Menu item Why register? Expand UK & Ireland Menu item Birding sites More

particularly in Senegal Thick-knee which can often show at least traces of white bars below and even above the black bar. The best clue to identification should surely be taken from the scientific name of Water Thick-knee - vermiculatus. All the upperpart feathering shows vermiculations on Water Thick-knee. The upperpart feathering of Senegal Thick-knee is plain with a dark central shaft. More

Senegal Thick-knee Burhinus senegalensis . More

Senegal Thick-knee Burhinus senegalensis = Pirang Shrimp Farm, The Gambia - Nov 10, 2002 More

Senegal Thick-knee - Burhinus senegalensis Oedicnème du Sénégal = Oedicnème du Sénégal Le guide ornitho : Les 848 espèces d'Europe en 4000 dessins Gallery : © Patrick Baude Order : Charadriiformes Family : Burhinidae Species : Senegal Thick-knee Reference: paba78042 Other pictures Date taken : 2010 Jan Geographic data Country : Egypt (eg) Region : Muḩāfaz̧at Aswān More

Senegal Thick-knee, Burhinus senegalensis Burhinidae (THICK-KNEES) Senegal Thick-knee, Burhinus senegalensis This photo was taken in: Gambia The photo was taken by: Steve Bird , Birdseekers The Gambia The birds came thick and fast and we didn More

Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Burhinidae
Genus : Burhinus
Species : senegalensis
Authority : (Swainson, 1837)