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Eurasian Stone-curlew

(Burhinus oedicnemus)
Alternate name(s): "Eurasian Thick-knee", "Stone curlew"
Size: 38-45 cm; wing span: 76-88 cm
Weight: 290-535 g


Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Eurasian Stone-curlew at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat

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Race "saharae"


Sex unknown

Near-frontal view of an Eurasian Stone-curlew (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[November 2017]

Near-frontal view of an Eurasian Stone-curlew scratching its neck (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[November 2017]

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