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.

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The Peruvian 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 Peruvian Thick-knee (Burhinus superciliaris) 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. References - * BirdLife International 2004. More

* Peruvian Thick-knee, Burhinus superciliaris * 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

development, and the Peruvian thick-knee may now be in a precarious state. Recent assessments of its status are somewhat optimistic according to Ridgely and Greenfield. In Australia, bush thick-knees have suffered long-term declines in numbers and range because of habitat loss. Claims that fox predation, poisoned baits, shooting, and egg collecting have been the cause of the decline confuse the issue. The beach thick-knee is thinly scattered and its beach habitat is especially vulnerable to development and disturbance. More

Peruvian Thick-knee - Burhinus superciliaris Peruvian Thick-knee Burhinus superciliaris Near Huacho, Lima department, Peru. Thick-knees are often called stone-curlews in the Old World and dikkops in Africa. They are mostly nocturnal, but since the Peruvian Thick-knee prefers open, barren habitat, you can still often find them in the middle of the day. More

Peruvian Thick-knee Burhinus superciliaris = * 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

* Peruvian Thick-knee Burhinus superciliaris * Bush Stone-curlew Burhinus grallarius (formerly B. magnirostris, the Bush Thick-knee). * Great Thick-knee Esacus recurvirostris * Beach Stone-curlew Esacus neglectus (formerly E. magnirostris, the Beach Thick-knee). Stonecurlew. More

Peruvian Thick-knee Burhinus superciliaris = Puerto Viejo, Peru - Jan, 2005 More

Peruvian Thick-knee Burhinus superciliaris = Described by: Tschudi (1843) Alternate common name(s): Peruvian Stone-curlew Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs Puerto Viejo, Peru - Jan, 2005 More

Peruvian Thick-knee, Peru, Puerto Viejo July 2003 © Simon Woolley Not so much rare as mega - see more Peru pix at http://www.jjcskw.demon.co. More

Peruvian Thick-knee, Burhinus superciliaris Burhinidae (THICK-KNEES) Peruvian Thick-knee, Burhinus superciliaris This photo was taken in: Peru The photo was taken by: Vaughan Ashby , Birdfinders Availability Birdfinders tour availability Birdfinders Birdfinders - birdwatching tours worldwide Identification Notes: Submit Identification notes for this photo here Lonely More

Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Burhinidae
Genus : Burhinus
Species : superciliaris
Authority : (Tschudi, 1843)
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