Burhinus oedicnemus

Eurasian thick knee

Burhinus oedicnemus, Triel, Eurasian thick knee
code: VVOFT0327
Europäischer Triel, Stone Curlew, Burhinus oedicnemus oedicnemus
code: VVOFT0042
Europäischer Triel, Stone Curlew, Burhinus oedicnemus oedicnemus
code: VVOFT0043


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The Stone Curlew, Burhinus oedicnemus...is the northern representative of the Stone-curlews, waders in the family Burhinidae.They 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. It is striking in flight, with black and white wing markings. Despite being classed as a wader, this species has a preference for dry open habitats with some bare ground. They are largely nocturnal, particularly when singing their loud wailing songs, which are reminiscent of Curlews. Food is insects and other invertebrates. It will also take lizards. It lays 2-3 eggs on the ground. The Stone Curlew occurs in southern Europe, north Africa and southwestern Asia. It is a summer migrant in the temperate European and Asian parts of its range, wintering in Africa.Source:Wikipedia



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