Spotted Thick-knee

Burhinus capensis - OEdicnème tachard

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Burhinidés

  • Genus
    :

    Burhinus

  • Species
    :

    capensis

Descriptor

Lichtenstein, MHK, 1823

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 44 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 375 à 610 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Spotted Thick-knee (Burhinus capensis) is a species of bird in the Burhinidae family.

Subspecific information 4 Subspecies

  • Burhinus capensis maculosus (Senegal to Somalia south to n Uganda and n Kenya)
  • Burhinus capensis dodsoni (coastal Somalia and Saudi Arabia)
  • Burhinus capensis capensis (s Kenya to South Africa, west from Zambia to Angola)
  • Burhinus capensis damarensis (Namibia, Botswana and w South Africa)

Foreign names

  • OEdicnème tachard,
  • Alcaraván de El Cabo,
  • Alcaravão do Cabo,
  • Kaptriel,
  • fokföldi ugartyúk,
  • Kaapse Griel,
  • Occhione maculato,
  • Fläcktjockfot,
  • Flekktriel,
  • ležiak škvrnitý,
  • dytík skvrnitý,
  • Plettet Triel,
  • suomupaksujalka,
  • Gewone Dikkop,
  • torlit pigallat,
  • kulon plamisty,
  • punktainais lielacis,
  • Капская авдотка,
  • ケープイシチドリ,
  • 斑石鸻,
  • 點斑石鴴,

Voice song and cries

OEdicnème tachard
adult

Habitat

Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Grassland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Desert : Hot ; Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc, Shingle and/or Pebble Shoreline and/or Beaches ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland, Rural Gardens, Urban Areas

Geographic range

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