Friday, 3 July 2015

202. Senegal Thick-knee (Burhinus senegalensis)

Senegal Thick-Knees are closely related to Eurasian Stone Curlews, as evidenced by their very similar appearance. The main differences are that Senegal Thick-knees have a slightly longer, stouter bill with more black than the Stone Curlew, no black-bordered white wing-bar, and a slightly plainer outer tail. They are more closely tied to water, preferring similar habitats to Eurasian Stone Curlews but always near rivers, lakes, mangroves or irrigated fields. Senegal Thick-knees are resident in Egypt and also much of central sub-Saharan Africa.

Senegal Thick-knee, ©Sergey Yeliseev, via Flickr Creative Commons.
Senegal Thick-knee painting.
Quite pleased with this one, although its tail is rather too short.

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